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John Tavener

Publisher: Chester Music

Apokatastasis (1999)
written for Fretwork and Michael Chance
Publisher
Chester Music Ltd
Category
Soloists and Large Ensemble (7+ players)
Year Composed
1999
Duration
2 Minutes
Soloist
Countertenor
Availability
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  • Ensemble
    Fretwork
    Soloist(s)
    Michael Chance, counter-tenor Nicholas Daniel, oboe
    Harmonia Mundi:
Performances
Reviews
John Tavener opened the three-week festival ['Ikons of Light'] devoted to his music with his latest work, Apokastasis, which lasted all of three and a half minutes. Moreover, two of those minutes consisted of a Tibetan temple bowl dying slowly, ever so slowly, away. A practical joke? Well, only insofar as the divine comedy is a joke. What counter-tenor Michael Chance created, with the aid of Fretwork's viols, was the most intense burst of musical ecstasy I have ever heard. And the ensuing silence, before the furious applause, was something to be savoured in itself.
Michael Church, The Scotsman,01/10/2000
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