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Sierra, Roberto / Turner
Album:Turner Collection:Classical
Artist:Sierra, Roberto Added:09/2007
Label:New Albion Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-09-14 Pull Date:2008-11-16 Charts:Classical/Experimental
Week Ending:9 Nov21 Sep
Airplays:11

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 21, 2008:Memory Select
Trio No. 2: Clave De Mediodia
3.Sep 19, 2008:Oatmeal
2x3: Espejismos-Martillo
2.Nov 07, 2008:Memory Select
2x3: Armonias De Mediodia

Album Review
Red West
Reviewed 2008-09-05 
Modern “can’t hum along or tap your toes” classical for traditional instruments ensemble. Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, pianos on these, last work adds a soprano. In general I disliked the first piece 1-6, sorta liked the 2nd piece 7-10, liked the 3rd piece 11-13, sorta liked 14-16, sorta disliked 17-23. The performer is "Continuum", an ensemble that’s been playing in various forms since 1966, currently directed by Cheryl Seltzer & Joel Sachs. The composer is Roberto Sierra, and "Turner" is the name of one of the works, not of anyone involved.

1. Skittery pizzicato & squeaky strings, piano rumbling, dies with a whimper.
2. fast panicky with quiet interludes
3.nice and calm but very quiet
4.mystery
5.dissonant, even a couple different rhythms crossing, mellows out
6.like chasing a bunch of pigeons off the ground
7.moderately loud, then quiet
8.Nice violins
9.Nice minimal repetition and melodic bits
10.Busy in a good way.
11.Pianos go in & out of sync
12.Starts off pretty, then falls apart. Picks back up and goes to la-la-land… Tricky!
13.Bright, jittery
14.Musical ADHD.
15.Relatively calm at first, then indigestion sets in
16. Little bird in danger
17.singer given different music from rest of ensemble
18.happy(?) song
19.relatively melodic, calming, and I actually like it.
20.Voice takes lead. Haunted house?
21.Akin to “ancient music”
22.interesting, restrained
23.like a hunting song


Track Listing
1.Turner: Sun Setting Over A Lake 12.2x3: Armonias De Mediodia
2.Turner: The Burning Of The Houses Of Lords And Commons 13.2x3: Martillo
3.Turner: Moonlight 14.Sonata For Cello And Piano: Con Pasion
4.Turner: Sunrise With Sea Monsters 15.Sonata For Cello And Piano: Inquieto
5.Turner: The Sun Setting Among Dark Clouds 16.Sonata For Cello And Piano: Veloz
6.Turner: Festive Lagoon Scene, Venice? 17.Cancionero Sefardi: A La Una Naci Yo
7.Trio No. 2: Clave De Mediodia 18.Cancionero Sefardi: El Mi Querido Bevio Vino
8.Trio No. 2: Espejos 19.Cancionero Sefardi: Al Kenar De La Nixava
9.Trio No. 2: Juego 20.Cancionero Sefardi: Pregoneros Van Y Vienen
10.Trio No. 2: Ritual 21.Cancionero Sefardi: Una Matica De Ruda
11.2x3: Espejismos 22.Cancionero Sefardi: Dolores Tienee La Reina
 23.Cancionero Sefardi: Avridme Galanica