Salonen and David Matthews CDs reviewed


I admit I approached this CD with some trepidation. I’ve not been much taken with the music of David Matthews that I’ve heard in the past. It’s a taste thing: it has always seemed to sit too politely in the shadows of Holst, Vaughan Williams, Walton et al.

I was very pleasantly surprised, therefore, by The Music of Dawn.

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During his 17-year tenure as Music Director of the LA Philharmonic, Esa-Pekka Salonen came to epitomise for American audiences a new brand of European modernism, one that was showy, cultured and clever, yet still marketable to a subscriber base. With pieces as brilliant and glamorous as those here, it is not hard to see how.

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2 thoughts on “Salonen and David Matthews CDs reviewed

  1. I am really impressed with your blog and the kind of information that you are sharing on it. A bunch of music lovers have started a platform called for exploring fresh new talent. It would be great to have you as a part of this initiative. We can have an arrangement where you put up a poster of us on your website and we would add blogs from your site to ours with your name and website link. This way we can work on a mutually beneficial scale

  2. Thanks for these. I was thinking about getting that David Matthews and you’ve just given me an extra push to do so.

    Salonen is utterly disposable music, isn’t it? And not in the interesting sense. 😦

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