Author Topic: Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013)  (Read 2641 times)

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Re: Jean-Michel Damase (1928-2013)
« Reply #20 on: October 03, 2018, 04:43:17 PM »
Damase's Symphonie has been one of my finest discoveries of the year - thanks to Jeffrey (vandermolen). Notwithstanding its darkly ominous opening, it is a wonderfully life-affirming score. The ecstatically glowing tread of the latter half of the first movement is simply one of the most glorious passages in music that I know. It's a real shame Damase didn't compose any more symphonies, but he has several other very delightful (if not substantial as the Symphonie) works, such as his Piano Concerto no. 2 (on the same Dutton CD as the Symphonie) and Quintet for flute, harp, and strings (on an ASV CD of his chamber music).
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music" - Sergei Rachmaninoff


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