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Dacapo - The National Music Anthology of Denmark

Format:  CD

Catalogue Number:  8.226580

Barcode:  636943658024

Release month:  Nov 2014

Period:  Late 20th Century, Late 20th Century, 21st Century


Rosing-Schow: Alliages

10 July 2015  American Record Guide
George Adams

Danish composer Niels Rosing-Schow tends to start at some kind of musical center and move outward. This center could a repeating rhythm, an ostinato figure, or a rambling line, confined to some limited register. As the piece moves on, rhythms become more complex, phrases come and go, and boundaries like range increase.

The center seldom feels left behind, though. This sense of expansion may proceed at different rates, depending on the piece, but usually results in at least a partial return to its beginnings. Because Rosing-Schow tends toward dissonance and complexity in his style, this scheme of expansion often helps to give a sense of form and organization that allows the listener to navigate intuitively.


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