Title: Carl Nielsen Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable; Benjamin Britten Sinfonia da Requiem; Bela Bartok Miraculous Mandarin Suite
Artist(s): The Texas Music Festival Orchestra, Daniel Hege, conductor
Recording Info: Recorded in public concert 21 June 2014 in the Moores Opera House, University of Houston. Produced and Engineered by John Proffitt in 24/96k 5.0 surround sound.
"The technical proficiency of young musicians nowadays is often jaw-droppingly good and on the evidence of this disc the quality of the musicians who assembled in Houston in 2014 was very high. Not only that, but they play with huge commitment....What a program it is. Here are three tremendously powerful twentieth century works, all of them placing great demands on the performers. Indeed, seasoned professionals might take a sharp intake of breath if faced with the prospect of playing all three scores in one evening. The members of the Texas Music Festival Orchestra seem completely undaunted....I must say I was impressed by the assured and highly proficient performances....If, like me, you think this is a cracking program, then I think you’ll enjoy this Texan concert."
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