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Higdon: City Scape/Concerto Hybrid SACD, SACD


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  • Audio CD (18 Dec 2008)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Telarc Classical
  • ASIN: B0001KL4IG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 791,664 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By P. SIMPSON on 7 July 2006
Ms Higdon seems to be aiming for an urban Copland feel but gets closer to the Copland of Rodeo and Billy the Kid than either the great 3rd symphony or appalachian springs. This is largely noisy music which whilst exuberant and dramatic, is so almost by the numbers. I couldn't sense either a strong voice or one with something much to say or with any new ways of expressing what she does say. Almost instantly forgettable and disposable.

Not so the recording, which is stunning - vivid, open and compelling in a way the music is not. Excellent m/c sound with a powerful sense of atmosphere.

The Atlanta O play as well as ever but seem more efficient than inspired, despite their conductors avowed commitment to both composer and music.

The relatively high rating applies to the sound and the performances but is definitely no indication of my response to the music.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
see cd reviews 15 Jan 2011
By DECKARD - Published on Amazon.com
Don't let this one naysayer review discourage you- read the reviews for the cd version for balance.

I loved it. SACD version is outstanding.
0 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Higdon Disappoints 14 Jan 2011
By Charles Stubbert - Published on Amazon.com
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After learning that Jennifer Higdon was the most performed of our current crop of American composers I bought this recording of her work in great anticipation. I must admit that I was greatly disappointed by both the Concerto for Orchestra and City Scape. Higdon clearly thinks that her music must break new ground of "challenges" to the listener rather than providing a pleasant musical experience, which I'm sure she is capable of producing. Her music is the type that excites academics and some musicians with irs inventiveness, but fails to captivate a concert audience.
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