WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Carollo: Transfiguration of Giovanni Baudino / Vronsky, Moravian Philharmonic


Release Date: 08/25/2017 
Label:  Navona   Catalog #: 6109  
Composer:  John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

John A. Carollo's newest release, The Transfiguration of Giovanni Baudino is a fascinating mixture of music written for different orchestral instrumentations and with wildly varying intended emotional responses. The composer himself may best define the intangible aspect of his music's emotive intentions, writing, ''I have always preferred to let music speak for itself. We each derive our own unique personal meanings from our listening experiences and most of it is felt viscerally.'' The visceral is, in the case of much of the music presented on this release, never far away. Carollo's writing for strings in the five movements of The Rhetoric and Mythos of Belief emphasizes the tremulous and melodic, yielding a varied but consistently Read more inspired musical color palette. Throughout this lengthy work the hues of the string ensemble sound tend toward the amber, allowing the luster and huskiness of the lower voices to often become a focal point. In these lush textures, slowly unfolding melodic materials easily maintain primacy of placement, and the many harmonic voices of the ensemble combine in a refined coherency. Likewise, teh works presented on The Transfiguration of Giovanni Baudino featuring full orchestra each, in turn, define their own aural landscapes. The title track is defined by scampering, freewheeling melodic materials that make their way throughout the instruments of the orchestra. Skirting the edges of tonality, the piece takes full advantage of the many timbres and orchestral coloring that can be achieved by a large ensemble. This, like Carollo's other works, has a structural resiliency that both embraces and simultaneously defies the melodic and harmonic materials that constitute it. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
The Rhetoric and Mythos of Belief by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
2.
The Transfiguration of Giovanni Baudino by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
3.
Let Freedom Ring by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
4.
Do You Have and E.R. for Music? by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
5.
Symphony No. 2 "The Circle of Fire" by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 
6.
Move Towards the Light (Your Destiny Awaits You) by John Carollo
Conductor:  Petr Vronsky
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Contemporary 
Written: United States 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title