Album: Ian Wilson, Sullen Earth (River Run Records)

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Blistered and bent intoquartertones, the bucklingsolo line in Ian Wilson's2005 violin concerto"Sullen Earth" picksobsessively at fragile, folklikefigures before burstinginto lyricism against thewheezing, accordion-likeharmonies of the stringorchestra.

It's a bold work,and a bold performancefrom Gordana Matijevic-Nedeljkovic and theBelgrade Strings, who alsoaccompany pianist HughTinney in Wilson'ssubdued "Limena" (1998).Disturbing and cute, "TheCapsizing Man…" seesWilson at his mostaccessible.

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