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Discography

Id
3387
Title
The Repentant Thief
Ensemble Detail(s)
London Symphony Orchestra
Soloist(s)
Andrew Marriner, clarinet
Label name
Sony BMG
Recording year
2008
Conductor details
Michael Tilson Thomas

Work Title
Composer

Reviews

In terms of its magical, long-breathed stillness, much of JohnTavener's music is profoundly indebted to the East (most notably Melina, a tribute to the Greek actress Melina Mercouri). In 1977, tavener was received into the Russian orthodox Church, an even that had a profound effect on his musical thinking, as witness The Repentant Thief, a magical work for clarinet and orchestra (played with sophistication by Andrew Marriner), which juxtaposes meditative incantations with livelier dance sections. Long-tme Tavener collaborator Patricia Roszario is also at her most alluring in the two magical WB Yeats song collections, To a Child Dancing in the Wind and A Mini Song Cycle for Gina.
Julian Haylock, Classic FM magazine, 6/1/2008


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