Talma: The Ambient Air / Lament / 7 Episodes / Variations on 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird / Conversations / Soundshots / Full Circle

// September 10th, 2017 // Ambient
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2 Responses to “Talma: The Ambient Air / Lament / 7 Episodes / Variations on 13 Ways of Looking at a Blackbird / Conversations / Soundshots / Full Circle”

  1. David Saemann says:

    Engrossing This CD is a real discovery. Only one of the works has even been published. All but one of the pieces was written by Talma in her 70’s and 80’s. They belong to a type of emotion that is highly rarified. Not everybody will warm to this music. It is often quiet, with very few grand gestures. The ensembles are intricate and carefully wrought. Talma writes especially beautifully for flute. The soloists on the disc are all virtuosi. Not the slightest allowance has to be made for its budget…

  2. T. Beers says:

    Delicious Music, Gorgeous Performances and Recorded Sound American composer Louise Talma (1906-1996) is usually referred to as a Neo-Classicist. That forbidding-sounding adjective doesn’t do justice to the sheerly captivating beauty and, yes, sensuousness of her music. I suppose ‘Neo-Classicist’ is an accurate adjective in the sense that Talma’s compositions invariably display superb formal organization and clarity of instrumental texture. But it completely fails to suggest the central importance of color in her music. Talma’s family background…



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