G. T. King

Helpful votes received on reviews: 66% (25 of 38)
Location: Pretoria, South Africa


Top Reviewer Ranking: 351,689 - Total Helpful Votes: 25 of 38
Harvey: Body Mandala, Timepieces, Tranquil Abiding&hellip ~ Jonathan Harvey
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Jonathan Harvey who died recently is a composer who has drawn on several religious influences for some of his music. His choral music for Christian usage is well known and highly regarded (and can be pretty difficult to sing, as I have experienced). But here we have music largely influenced by Buddhist traditions, and it makes for riveting listening -- but you need to sit (or lie) and allow it to permeate your brain. This is not background music.
Brahms: Four Balladen, Op.10 ~ Johannes Brahms
Brahms: Four Balladen, Op.10 ~ Johannes Brahms
A completely unfussy performance, deep musical insight, impeccable playing, and a superbly recorded piano. You could do a lot worse.
Bach: Mass in B minor - Live in Fontfroide Abbey [&hellip ~ La Capella Reial de Catalunya
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Savall brings to this performance a lifetime's experience of varied types of music from many different cultures. Not the least of these is dance music of various kinds, and in this performance Savall allows Bach's music, above all, to dance. And this is not in the slightest bit odd in this pinnacle of sacred music: Wilfred Mellers once wrote a perceptive book called *Bach and the Dance of God*. Bach manages to express an earthiness in almost all of his sacred music, which is arguably the most important part of his entire output, while creating the most 'divine' conception of all the myriads of musical settings of the Christian Mass. Everything seems to work in the most satisfying synergy:… Read more