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Lumsdaine, David And Lefanu, Nicola / Mandala 3: Music By David Lumsdaine & Nicola Lefanu
Album:Mandala 3: Music By David Lumsdaine & Nicola Lefanu Collection:Classical
Artist:Lumsdaine, David And Lefanu, Nicola Added:03/2017
Label:Divine Art Records 

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Add Date:2017-03-28 Pull Date:2017-05-30 Charts:Classical/Experimental

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1.Fri, 21 Apr:Caleb Smith
Cardinal Importance

Album Review
Gary Lemco
Reviewed 2017-03-22 
LeFanu’s Invisible Places (1986) for clarinet and string quartet, plays its 16 mvmts or gestures continuously; some are questioning, others angry. Lumsdaine’s short fire in leaf and grass (1991) for soprano and clarinet, is a soaring statement, mildly dissonant, and uses a Denise Levertove text (“The Snow Dance”). LeFanu’s Trio 2: Song for Peter (1983) weaves together lines from Emily Dickinson, Ted Hughes, Sara Teasdale, and Anton Chekhov. The main themes relate to time and mortality, with Teasdale’s words conveying a quiet meditation. Australian David Lumsdaine’s (b. 1931) Mandala 3 (1978) is an extension of his solo piano piece Ruhe sanfte, sanfte ruh’, taken from Bach’s last St. Mathew Passion chorus. In the piece’s three parts, for piano, flute, clarinet, viola and cello, the composer blurs the edges of the structure to create ambiguity and enfolding resonance. LeFanu was inspired by Italo Calvino’s The Great Khan, in which Marco Polo advises the Khan to cherish those who manage to live outside of ‘the inferno.’

Track Listing
1.Invisible Places For Clarinet And String Quartet In 16 Continuous Sections. (15 11.11. (1:18)
2.2. (0:31) 12.12. (1:59)
3.3. (1:00) 13.13. (0:36)
4.4. (0:42) 14.14. (0:41)
5.5. (0:22) 15.15. (0:47)
6.6. (0:30) 16.16. (2:13)
7.7. (1:03) 17.Lumsdaine: Fire In Leaf And Grass For Soprano And Clarinet (2:16).
8.8. (0:52) 18.Lefanu: Trio No. 2: Song For Peter For Soprano, Clarinet, And Cello (18:28). So
9.9. (0:44) 19.Lumsdaine: Mandala 3 For Piano, Flute, Clarinet, And Cello, I. Chorale (4:05). H
10.10. (0:38) 20.Ii. Sonata (10:33). Deeper Sadness, Intrusive Dissonances
 21.Fantasia (25:04). Resignation, Struggle, Exhaustion