07.08.07 | Summer Vacation + Summer Reading

On vacation till the end of July!
Sorry but any orders placed will not ship until July 23rd.

For your summer reading pleasure there have been several articles and reviews regarding Christopher DeLaurenti’s Favorite Intermissions – Music Before and Between Beethoven . Stravinsky . Holst:

The New York Times published an in-depth article by Dan Wakin about the project. Although the piece is now behind the Times Select firewall, you can read the syndicated version from the San Diego Union-Tribune.

“I can’t quite put my finger on what it is that makes this CD so good. It’s basically accidental…” said Kurt Gottschalk, in the summer 2007 issue of Signal to Noise, and called it “strangely compelling” and cannily detected ”...with repeat listens, new discoveries and the odd development of favorite tracks.”

As the son of a symphony musician, bassist Reuben Radding vividly describes the microscopic activity at intermission in his review for Bagatellen, calling “After Beethoven” “the perfect retrograde inversion of the concert experience.”

In the May 2007 issue of the Wire, Clive Bell said that “Favorite Intermissions could prove to be a cult hit among the classical crowd. Seattle based Christopher DeLaurenti’s album is a high-concept masterstroke by a guerrilla phonographer…”

“A ‘conceptual’ work that’s actually great fun to listen to, inspired by Cage and Bailey and made possible by modern technologies, this CD is a must-listen for anybody who’s reflecting about creativity and social function in music.” says Francesco Martinelli at All About Jazz