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ARTIST
TITLE
Krönung (Coronation)
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
WER 6855 WER 6855
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/1/2010

"Wergo's focus with this new CD entitled Coronation is not on blue blood or kingly power, but in organic processes -- the music on this CD sends up its shoots and produces blossoms like crowns. '(co)ro(na),' by Vykintas Baltakas, springs from a cascade of motivic branchings, its roots in a cycle of works named after the alchemical Ouroboros, a snake that swallows its own tail. Its dragon's blood, so the legends say, is cinnabar red, like the hue that shines in 'Cinnabar' by Rebecca Saunders. Magnus Lindberg's 'Joy' expresses itself through its profligacy with spectral harmonies and the resonant snapping of the strings of a demolished piano. 'Thalleïn' by Iannis Xenakis creates sieves that proliferate until they transform into archaic dances, refulgent with the brass tones."