Valentin Silvestrov: Silent Songs ()

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Valentin Silvestrov's four-part Silent Songs is like no other song cycle you've heard. Completely eschewing overt expression, drama, and vocalism, lasting nearly two hours in performance, and remaining always as soft as humanly possible, it drifts through the air in an irresolute haze -- never competing for your attention, but never allowing you to forget it's there. The effect is as close to that of ambient music as vocal music can get: affecting you, but on mostly unconscious levels. How you respond will depend on your ...

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Valentin Silvestrov: Silent Songs
2004, ECM

UPC: 602498214244

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