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92nd Street Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd
|West Fourth New Music: Cellophilia|
|When it comes to new music, the parameters by which we usually observe classical musicians often fade away. In this case we are speaking about eight cellists, and given this program, it would be of little use to comment on the purity of their sound. Tonight’s scores, in fact, frequently required the sound to be pierced and dirty. Moreover, with so much dissonance and chaos in the pieces, intonation is not so easily assessable.
Two comments I can overall make about Cellophilia: their coordination is remarkable and their versatility palpable.
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