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- IRR OUTSTANDING
"Daniel Kawka has a grasp of the idiom second to none, while the Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain (EOC) he founded two decades ago is an outfit whose virtuosity renders this music with panache likely to surprise anyone who regards Boulez as an austere aesthete.
...Dérive 2 now possesses the most exhilarating ending of any that Boulez has written - a triumph of extended formal organization and expressive integration.
Those who know the piece through its intermediate incarnation may be surprised at the direction in which the composer has taken his material, yet the result speaks for itself in this impressively realized account ...The close and immediate though not airless sound is wholly at the service of the music-making, while Daniel Piencikowski contributes provocative notes. As a disc of where Boulez the composer has now reached, there is none finer."
"it's a revelation in the superb performance under Daniel Kawka on this disc; the recording is close and vivid, making the music's proliferating lines and abrupt changes of direction seem all-encompassing, and the ebb and flow of their inner tensions and resolutions are constantly involving." Andrew Clements, The Guardian
Fabrice Jünger (flute)
Ensemble Orchestral Contemporain/Daniel Kawka
- 1 CD - 1h 0mn 0s
release date. 2012-05-01