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Phillip Scott
Fanfare, May 2016

The Third Symphony, “Liturgique” (1946) is a work springing from the composer’s personal experience of the Second World War, and like other music of that era it unflinchingly depicts the relentless, soul-destroying war machine. It also contains lovely lyrical passages…that reflect a deep yearning for peace. Both sections demand detailed pointing; the greater the contrast, the more effective the performance. © 2016 Fanfare Read complete review



Roger Hecht
American Record Guide, March 2016

Deneve’s performance of the Third Symphony is powerful, disciplined, detailed, and scrupulously balanced. The clarity is startling (e.g., the oboes near the beginning), creating a strikingly clear-cut landscape. © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



Charles T. Downey
Ionarts, November 2015

The third symphony, known as “Symphonie Liturgique,” is a smoldering commemoration of the horrors of World War II. The slow movement (“De profundis clamavi”) is especially beautiful, representing a more tonal strand of 20th-century music that now seems more relevant than ever. © 2015 Ionarts Read complete review





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