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Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, April 2013

High modernist classical, as anyone who is reading this no doubt knows, is an achievement unprecedented in the history of music. Never before has there been such use of expanded and deconstructed tonality, rhythmic complexity and unusual sound color. Happily for those who love it, it is still very much with us.

A brand-new example that is as involved and intricate as any of it that has gone before is Niels Rosing-Schow’s Peinture du temps…which includes the title piece and four other works, played with dedication by the ensemble TM+ under the direction of Laurent Cuniot.

Rosing-Schow is a composer of the first rank and ensemble TM+ gives his music an ideal realization. Recommended. © 2013 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review

David Denton
David's Review Corner, February 2013

The Danish composer, Niels Rosing-Schow, is continually sharpening the blade at the cutting edge of music’s modernity to bring new sonic experiences to his works. He is fascinated with the interaction of sound in its relationship to time and space, the titles of three of the works on this disc directly relating to the subject. For those still unacquainted  with his name, I should, at the outset, point to the fact that the five works are not music as you will understand it, but linked sounds to create mind pictures. Neither do I think it necessary to like all that he writes, my own reaction to I giardini dietro la Citta (The gardens behind the City), being one of pleasure and a desire to immediately replay the track. That was completed last year, while Vocabulary II reminds me of sitting through countless University concerts in the 70’s and 80’s when random and sparse sounds from instruments and voices were thought to be the brave new world. Thankfully it is now history. His three ‘time’ pieces were composed in the period 2004–6, and in instrumentation range from the haunting sounds of flute and cello in Empreintes du Temps to the impact generated by saxophone and string quartet in Peinture du Temps. I am not going to attempt a description of these pieces, as they are something that will draw a personal response. It is played by the French-based TM+, a group dedicated to modern music… © 2013 David’s Review Corner

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