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International Record Review (UK) - their structural rigour and striking timbral contrasts giving the programme a genuinely other-worldly quality

January 4, 2014

Roger Thomas


The harpsichord also features on Recorder Music by Axel Borup-Jørgensen alongside percussion and the twin recorders of Elisabet Selin and Michala Petri, a similary new life afforded an ancient instrument previously exemplified in this column by Petri´s work with Palle Mikkelborgs and the Burgess disc covered in the October issue. The works are various combinations of these instruments, their structural rigour and striking timbral contrasts giving the programme a genuinely other-worldly quality, as if of a fascinating tradition imported wholesale from some parallel universe. However, I feel justified in delivering a reprimand for a fault I Thought was long extinct, which is failing to get native speakers to vet your booklet note translations, being told, for example, that one of the composer`s early artistic skills was as “ an impressive drawer” cue “part of the furniture” jokes) devalues the whole process of supporting music with text. Roger Thomas, International Record Review (IRR) January 2014.