Graham Rickson (10.10.2015

Erkki-Sven Tüür, Brett Dean: Gesualdo Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir/Tõnu Kaljuste (ECM)

Hearing composers engaging with the music of the past is invariably fascinating. Stravinsky’s Pulcinellaprompted me years ago to investigate Pergolesi (though many of the pieces adapted for that ballet weren’t actually by him), and this stunner of a disc invoked shock, wonder and delight, sending me onto Spotify in search of choral music by the quirky Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo. 

Read older news