Animare Ensemble, Heath Quartet & Berkeley Ensemble - Raftery: Chamber Works
Classical, Chamber Music | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 66:05 min | 253 MB
Label: Metier | Tracks: 16 | Rls.date: 2017
Kevin Raftery is an American composer who has been working in the UK since 1989, and also plays bassoon and sings contemporary vocal music. His work is thoroughly modern, without classical limitations, but is also in turn lyrical, tuneful, dramatic and serene, giving ppeal to more than just fans of modernist music. In fact this is top-class post-modern work. While the Quartet and Quintet are formal works, the Pleasantries suite is full of wit, based on figure of speech expressions.