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'Cantiga' review

'…a rapturous threnody, a dramatic lament of macabre joy… The gradually and subtly shifting atmosphere of Miss Hemingway’s mellifluous poetry… offers a musical potential to which Matthews has responded with a work of striking power and sensibility. For one thing, his setting of the words is instinctive, felt from within; the moods and inflections are heightened with imaginative precision. Nor is the orchestral writing merely illustrative but rather senses the depth of sentiment in the vocal line Read more

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