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Raymond Tuttle
Fanfare, July 2016

…Miroglio’s virtuosity is not in doubt, and the music is consistently interesting, and distant from the kitsch elements that sometimes infects percussion recitals. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Grego Applegate Edwards
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review, February 2016

The music is modernist and occasionally somewhat ambiant with the emphasis on the myriad colors of the instruments called for. Thierry Miroglio gives it all brilliant life with an outgoing and vital musical approach.

Anyone with a penchant for percussion music and the possibilities in a modern solo context will find this music fascinating and stimulating. Miroglio is a world-class master of the art of percussing. The recital is very worthwhile! © 2016 Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review Read complete review



Ettore Garzia
Percorsi Musicali, January 2016

Thierry Miroglio’s musical exuberance is the driver for some modern compositions for percussion that cover a wide span of time in which flows a part of the history of contemporary percussion. With the support of compositions by Mantovani, Stroppa, Risset, Eotvos and others, Miroglio demonstrates how the selective listening of timbales, drums and metal percussion or the combined listening of those instruments with electronics, is able to give rise to other sensations when the purpose is to try to provide even a consciousness to the sounds. © 2016 Percorsi Musicali



David Denton
David's Review Corner, January 2016

Being married to a professional percussionist did not really prepare me for the present disc that offers a group of works that take us to the edge of modernity. Mostly from the 21st century and frequently marrying percussion and electronics, the latter bringing the ‘sounds’ against which the rhythmic pattern for Bruno Mantovani’s Le Grand Jeu, and sets the avant-garde scene for a disc that is mostly of an abstract nature. More easily approachable is Marco Stroppa’s Auras for metallic percussion, most of which is tuned, so that we do have something approaching a melodic input to add to multicoloured electronics. Péter Eötvös introduces an internationally acclaimed composer to the disc working in the world of conventionality, his Thunder scored for just one bass pedal timpani sliding around in pitch to create a patchwork of sounds. Much better known as a conductor, René Leibowitz, adds a melodic score for vibraphone, Three Caprices, and with operas and ballets among a long catalogue of works, Philippe Hersant’s Trois petites etudes was inspired by Goethe’s Faust and scored for tuned timpani. We end where we came in with electronics and percussion in Jean-Claude Risset’s Nature contre Nature, probably an ideal place to start, his experiments resulting in easy listening tunes. The soloist is the much travelled French percussionist, Thierry Miroglio. A disc mainly for percussionists and the very inquisitive. © 2016 David’s Review Corner





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