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
A fascinating disc, and highly recommended.
Quote published on April 20, 2010 in Opera Today
Under the direction of Ángel Gil-Ordóñez, the Galicia Symphony Orchestra interpreted with enviable ease the four scores of Balboa, characterized by its elegant classicism far removed from Hollywood pomposity.
Quote published on March 22, 2009 in Scores de Cine
The performances are lively and stylish. Floyd King makes an aptly oratorical narrator. Extra features include interviews that shed light on the improbable geneses of these films.
Quote published on February 25, 2007 in The New York Times
(..) the DVD includes vibrant new recordings of the soundtracks by the D.C.-based PostClassical Ensemble.
Quote published on January 28, 2007 in The Washington Post
The album rounds off with (…) the splendid miniature Psyché (…) very well interpreted by María José Montiel and Ángel Gil-Ordóñez.
Quote published on January 30, 2000 in ABC
From the test of playing such music –beautiful, thin and brittle– Gil-Ordóñez and Chamber XXI came out very well.
Quote published on April 25, 1997 in ABC