Silfra - Hauschka
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  • Summary: American violinist Hilary Hahn improvised tracks with Hauschka (German pianist Volker Bertelmann) on this release recorded in Iceland.
  • Record Label: Deutsche Grammophon
  • Genre(s): Experimental, Classical, International, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde Music, Concerto
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Jul 19, 2012
    80
    This transatlantic convergence of innovative, virtuosic minds is a sublime advert for the possibilities of improves post classical composition. [Aug 2012, p.94]
  2. Jul 5, 2012
    80
    There's little discordance but much invention and beauty. [Aug 2012, p.73]
  3. Jun 28, 2012
    73
    Together, they have managed to build a livelier, more bustling version of Hauschka's winsome snowglobe universe.
  4. Jun 28, 2012
    70
    These twelve abstract and minimal tracks rather act as perfect soundscapes to accompany your dreams and introspections.
  5. Jul 11, 2012
    70
    Ms. Hahn, who had tiptoed toward spontaneity in her work with singer-songwriters like Tom Brosseau and Josh Ritter, takes the full plunge [into improvisation] here, with gratifying results.
  6. Jun 29, 2012
    60
    There are moments of raw beauty in some of this music.
  7. Aug 7, 2012
    40
    Other than some inoffensive feignings at trying something new, there's not too much else to be heard.

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