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Ettore Garzia
Percorsi Musicali, September 2014

The Violin concerto is excellent, played in three specific movements…you can listen to mesmeric phases from beginning to end and you can be projected into a large area of atonality that generates exactly that feeling of ancient/genetic memory completed by the desperation for the nullity of real.

The Prelude and death of Virgil is a verification of certain propensities of the orchestra: it describes nebulae with a charge of mythological dialectical, a charm supported by the composition, with situations in motion full of mystery but condemned to oblivion. © 2014 Percorsi Musicali Read complete review



Rob Barnett
MusicWeb International, September 2014

The Violin Concerto enjoyed a celebrity outing here. It’s no mean feat to have attracted Isabelle Faust to champion this challenging work. The writing for solo and orchestra has a physical impact.

The Prelude and Death of Virgil is sung in French and the text is given as sung and with side by side English translation. In fact the singing is confined to one of the four separately tracked sections—the longest one. This is music of a steadily upward boiling restlessness and although tenderness does put in appearance it is threaded with a surge doom-laden.

Interesting music rather than instantly compelling. It is good that it has been recorded commercially. © 2014 MusicWeb International Read complete review



David Denton
David's Review Corner, September 2014

Setting out on a career in the world of electronic music, Thierry Lancino has had a mid-life change of direction that looks towards composing conventional scores. The orchestral playing in both works is highly convincing, while Radio France recordings are hugely detailed and high on impact. Surely this should have been on Naxos’s 21st Century Masterpieces. © 2014 David’s Review Corner





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