Album: Ian Wilson, Man-o'-War etc (RTE Lyric FM)
Sunday 12 September 2010
RTE's handsomely played portrait-disc demonstrates Wilson's skills as dramatist and colourist.
Written in 1999 and inspired by Paul Klee's painting An Angel Serves a Small Breakfast is an intricate, elegaic concerto for violin (Rebecca Hirsch).
Man-o'-War (2001) is a vivid, explosive showpiece, bristling with rebarbative solos and menacing percussion. Lavinia Greenlaw's poems provide a bridge from Cy Twombly to Wilson's restless Winter Finding (2004/5), while Shomei Tomatsu was the inspiration for Licht/Ung (2004).
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