Pizzicato

In his program From the Old World to the New World composer Philip Henderson describes the journey of his father in the 1930s from the rural England to the glittering New York. The music mixes classical, minimalistic and other modern techniques in a very artistic way. In musical terms, it develops by changing from classical strings, also involving an acoustic transformation for natural sound to studio sound.

This program has something. No doubt it is programmatic, but Henderson’s piece is fun and the performers take much pleasure in their exquisite interpretation in 78 minutes of pleasant listening.

—Remy Franck