Tuesday, August 15, 2006

The aural equivalent of fast food

The concerto is a hefty piece lasting almost half an hour, made up of three movements. They are brassily effective, expertly scored, and yet totally lacking in individuality. Like too much contemporary American music, it seems designed for easy consumption, the aural equivalent of fast food: - Andrew Clemets reviews Steven Stucky's (photo above) Second Concerto for Orchestra at the BBC Proms in today's Guardian.

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