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Harle: Art Music [The Doric String Quartet] [Sospiro:SOSJH100213]

John Harle, Doric String Quartet Audio CD
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  • Conductor: None
  • Composer: John Harle
  • Audio CD (30 Sep 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sospiro
  • ASIN: B00F0W9ATU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,772 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. A Painted Life: I. Berlin TangoSarah Leonard 4:040.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. A Painted Life: II. The Interpretation of DreamsSarah Leonard 4:090.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. A Painted Life: III. Memory and ImaginationSarah Leonard 4:020.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. A Painted Life: IV. Painted LifeSarah Leonard 4:070.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. The Arrival of Spring: No. 1. In the WoodMarc Almond 3:390.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. The Arrival of Spring: No. 2. Angel EyesMarc Almond 3:250.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. The Arrival of Spring: No. 3. The Arrival of SpringMarc Almond 5:480.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. In NomineSarah Leonard 5:070.59  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. InnocentJohn Harle 4:320.59  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Arcadia: I. InvocationJohn Harle 4:360.59  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Arcadia: II. ProcessionJohn Harle 3:560.59  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Arcadia: III. MeditationJohn Harle 6:350.59  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Arcadia: IV. EvolutionJohn Harle 2:240.59  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Arcadia: V. DedicationJohn Harle 3:100.59  Buy MP3 

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This is certainly a CD that is different and stimulating. If you are intrigued by this adventurous experiment, why not try it? --Gramophone, Nov'13

Old jazz, new jazz and much else-emerge from the mixture to excellent effect in this remarkable ad truly genreless project. --IRR, Nov'13

Henning Kraggerud's recent Munch Suite involved a raft of composers inspired by one artist. Saxophonist John Harle's new disc takes several painters as starting points. Harle's versatility as a player feeds into his music; he's capable of writing fluently in a myriad of styles, happiest when referencing 20th century jazz and popular music. The results as heard on this album are maddeningly inconsistent; the high spots succeed beautifully but several numbers sound as if they've been composed on autopilot. A score for a BBC documentary on Lucian Freuddeveloped into a four-movement suite entitled Painted Life. Freud's The Refugees is transmuted into a very Weillesque tango, and The Painter's Room a noirish rhapsody. A 1985 self-portrait becomes a bluesy, piano-led meditation. More surprising is a sequence of pieces suggested by David Hockney's recent landscape paintings, complete with Blake texts. Harle's rich, extravagant settings could have been written for late 1960s Scott Walker. Presumably he was unavailable, so we do get a decent substitute Marc Almond, clearly having a ball. --ArtDesk,16/11/13

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5.0 out of 5 stars a very good album 16 Oct 2013
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I just want to say, that this album is very good and interesting on the whole and it is unfair only to give a chance to the songs with Marc Almond, whose complete work I own, too, but the popularity list of this album is unfair to the composer and other artists involved
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