A selection of Carl Vine's chamber works gathered together for the first time. They reveal a composer of great intelligence, wit and emotion - a powerful combination. The performers are Australia's best, and in most cases, are playing music that has been written especially for them.
Flederman was the chamber group co-founded by Carl Vine and Simone de Haan. It is now defunct, but through these recordings we can hear just what a marvellous ensemble it was.
“I can't imagine a collection of works by Vine that would better capture his salient qualities: colourful instrumentation, complex yet fluid rhythms, and an eclectic, expressive nature.”
“One of the most original voices in this country, a cornerstone of Vine's talent perhaps lies in his ability to create textures and structures that even at their most challenging always arouse and beguile.”
“My definition of a master composer is one who invariably ...finds shapely and memorable solutions for a designated musical task or problem. It fits Carl Vine... there is a heart beating strongly behind the gleaming surface of a Vine score.”
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