1. I was at the concert and think your article spot-on. Speaking as an on-again-off-again microtonal composer, the Sims in particular seemed well rehearsed; perhaps the strings’ reduction to around a dozen helped. The clarinets seemed to be sometimes be doing the difficult feat of moving in thirds neither major or minor but in-between — probably hard as h*ll to do. Oddly, the Gandolfi’s first movement reminded me very much of Wolf-Ferrari’s two bouncy concerti for oboe and english horn — not in terms of tunes but in its approach. Overall, a lot of really good stuff this time ’round!


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