Gil-Ordoñez made full use of the intimacy to deliver a beautifully balanced performance, with each of the six movements — two titled Gamelan — distinct in color, texture and dynamics.
Quote published on February 08, 2019 in The Georgetowner
Angel Gil-Ordóñez is a sovereign conductor of all and any slow-motion music.
Quote published on February 08, 2019 in ArtsJournal
Mi relación con la música llamada clásica cambió casi de la noche a la mañana cuando conocí en Nueva York, hace ya 14 años, a Ángel Gil-Ordóñez y Joe Horowitz.
Quote published on February 04, 2019 in El País
Horowitz and Angel Gil-Ordoñez, his co-instigator and the evening’s energetic and generous conductor, are working to create the same kind of familiarity about music that is less widely known.
Quote published on January 24, 2019 in The Washington Post
PostClassical Ensemble is itself rather extraordinary. The experimental orchestral laboratory has been creating immersive musical experiences since its inception in 2003.
Quote published on January 13, 2019 in The Washington Diplomat
The crisp new recording sounds great (…) it’s a worthwhile recording that deserves watching more than once.
Quote published on May 29, 2017 in The Washington Post
Three intriguingly special works, extremely well served by the performers. The recording is altogether first class and one superb homage to Lou Harrison for his 100th birthday.
Quote published on May 19, 2017 in Pizzicato
Brilliant, utterly contemporary writing.
Quote published on May 16, 2017 in The Guardian
Here’s a treasure aimed at both the film buff and the music lover.
Quote published on May 01, 2017 in StarTribune
Invigorating… Gil-Ordóñez led a vital rendition
Quote published on April 17, 2017 in The New Yorker
At the head of the PostClassical Ensemble, Angel Gil-Ordoñez is excellent in the quasi-religious aspect of this music, which he renders in all its radical beauty.
Quote published on August 15, 2016 in Crescendo Magazine (Belgium)
(…) the real lure is the rich, pulsating score by Silvestre Revueltas, here dramatically recorded for the first time in stereo by the PostClassical Ensemble. It’s a pleasure to experience.
Quote published on May 05, 2016 in Los Angeles Times
(…) one of the country’s most innovative music groups – the Post-Classical Ensemble (…)
Quote published on February 16, 2015 in The Washington Post
This is one of those rare ‘concept albums’ where the concept actually works.
Quote published on July 01, 2014 in ClassicsToday.com
The performances are unfailingly excellent.
Quote published on June 26, 2014 in The Buffalo News
This disc won me over in its first twenty seconds (…)
Quote published on June 01, 2014 in Opera News
The Spanish composer Xavier Montsalvatge is no household name, but you couldn’t ask for a better introduction to his elegant, refined and piquant oeuvre than this vibrant collection by New York City’s Perspectives Ensemble.
Quote published on February 05, 2014 in The New York Times
Beautifully filmed in color and scope, the film owes much to photographer Rául Pérez and composer Manuel Balboa, with the exquisite music complementing the sumptuous visuals.
Quote published on April 01, 2013 in Great Spanish Films Since 1950
The newly recorded soundtrack is largely excellent, with the PostClassical Ensemble exemplifying the understated, light, and precise style of playing needed for Copland’s music.
Quote published on December 01, 2011 in American Music
Charismatic PCE Music Director Angel Gil-Ordóñez led a taut, unforgettable reading.
Quote published on March 14, 2011 in Musical America