Before hearing this CD, David Gorton’s was a name completely unknown to me. He was a student recipient of the Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize in 2001 and he has built on this early success with commissions for the BBC SO (The Fall of Babel) and London Sinfonietta (Oblique Prayers) as well as a series of solo and chamber works for some of the UK’s very best new music performers.
After hearing this beautiful CD, I am keen to discover much more of Gorton’s music. As represented here, in works written for the Kreutzer Quartet and its members, as well as a piece for piano trio, Melting Forms, it seems to me lyrical without being soft, complex without being threatening, cool without being cold. It is intricately crafted, but it wears its intelligence lightly.
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Preview samples of this album are available via IODA.