SILVINA MILSTEIN: CHAMBER WORKS
FIRE DRESSED IN BLACK
LORELT's first CD featuring the music of Silvina Milstein (released in 2008).
Silvina Milstein: chamber works/ fire dressed in black (LNT129) is available from LORELT, Amazon.co.uk, and Amazon.com.
Watch My New Video
The second recording project dedicatated to Silvina Milstein's music produced by LORELT (released in 2019).
The eight compositions that form the cycle of gold and shadows share a concern with the exploration of states of heightened awareness, and with the creation of evocative modes of musical continuity arising from the use of ‘shards’ of familiar materials as starting points for free association.
The two largest works in the cycle – de oro y sombra on the present CD, and shan shui (mountain – water) on Volume 2 – were inspired by the mysterious symbolic spaces depicted in certain ancient Chinese landscape paintings, while the Piano Phantasy and the piano duo in a bowl of grey-blue leaves (which opens Volume 2) inhabit a world of sensuous eroticism. A concern with ‘blended sonorities’ through the use of pairs or groups of the same instrument within a mixed ensemble, or of homogeneous sonorities such as a piano duo, provides another binding feature – as also in a thousand golden bells in the breeze and while your sound lingered on in lion and rocks, where a harp is enveloped by pairs of double basses and trumpets respectively.
Like renderings of a mountain from many sides, under different lights, and at different scales, this cycle of compositions invites listeners on a multifaceted contemplative journey.
A TRIBUTE TO DAVID TRENDELL
The Choir of King's College London, Gareth Wilson
Released by DELPHIAN in May 2016.
This disc is the result of an outpouring of love and, naturally, of grief, brought together in a splendid collection that stands as a celebration of David [Trendell’s] life as much as a memorial…[the choir produces] renditions of transparent beauty and exemplary balance.
A radiant tribute to a radiant musician.
Gramaphone Magazine, May 2016
The two pieces for a a capella chamber choir that Silvina Milstein composed for this CD set excerpts from the Kumaarasambhavam (a 5th century, Sanskrit epic poem by Kalidasa), describing the untimely blossoming of spring in the Himalayas, leading from the exuberant unleashing of natural forces to spiritual turmoil and eventually sudden stillness.