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A striking performance from percussionist Colin Currie

12.09.16
Colin Currie
Boston Globe

Colin Currie’s knack for storytelling was evident even before he stepped onstage Wednesday night. The Scottish percussionist included his own engaging, poetic notes in the program for his solo recital at Longy School of Music’s Edward J. Pickman Hall, presented as part of of Celebrity Series of Boston’s 2016 Debut Series. Many program notes are either laundry lists of facts or needlessly flowery, but Currie’s writing struck a satisfying balance of informative, colorful, and personal, with numerous striking turns of phrase (“magnificently murky marimba bath”). His words set expectations high, and his performance exceeded them. ... »

Colin Currie brings probing mind and energetic technique to Pickman Hall

12.08.16
Colin Currie
Boston Classical Review

The percussion section may be the most versatile of instrumental families. That’s certainly how Scottish percussionist Colin Currie sees it. “[As a percussionist,] you’re able to join almost any style of music,” he said in a recent interview. 

And for Currie, that diversity of style is most apparent in contemporary music. Percussionists like him frequently walk a fine line between two contrasting sound worlds: driving minimalism and bristly modernism, or, to put it another way, downtown and uptown styles. 

Currie’s Boston debut, presented by the Celebrity Series Wednesday night at Pickman Hall, offered a riveting mix that touched on aspects of both. Pieces by Carter, Stockhausen, and Xenakis were paired with lesser-known but interesting works by Per Nørgård, Bruno Mantovani and Rolf Wallin.  ... »

Beethoven: Complete Cello Sonatas and Variations CD review – here's how to make Beethoven's huge structures work

12.08.16
Shai Wosner
The Guardian

Here are two musicians a generation apart, feeding off each other’s energy. Ralph Kirshbaum and Shai Wosner’s long tour of Beethoven’s complete works for cello and piano culminated earlier this year at London’s Wigmore Hall, where this album was recorded. Wosner keeps the piano line crisp and buoyant; Kirshbaum spins long, broad phrases that look convincingly into the far distance. ... »