It’s fascinating and sometimes hard to imagine that in their own time Mozart or Wagner enjoyed cult popularity and following that was quite similar to the fame of today’s pop stars. Old time classical music comes out as stale for a modern listener due to the sheer cultural and temporal gap between them and the composer. Modern days academic music often comes through as arcane and incomprehensible. That’s why it’s especially impressive when a modern composer manages to connect to a wide audience without compromising or simplifying their material.
Five storey ensemble is led by two young Belorussian composers – Olga Podgaiskaya and and Vitaly Appow. In their work Olga and Vitaly achieve an absolutely spectacular result. They create a complex musical weave that while being completely true to what classical music is, instantly connects to the modern listener, especially the one who normally enjoy post-rock instrumental music. The disk is fresh, easy to listen to, and deep in the same time. Without a doubt it gives us a glance on a heyday of classical music, when a first violin, not a solo guitar was a hero.
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