ARG Review: REQUIEM: FOR THE LIVING

Published: September 15, 2015

Originally Published By: ARG Review

“Gottschalk pays tribute to all these different sources by weaving jazz, gospel, Renaissance canzonas, baroque polyphony, and Jewish cantorial singing into his musical tapestry. He also reveals his inner-Rutter more than once, as his melodies take on a pop-like simplicity, strings start cuddling the tunes, and woodwinds burble gently in the background. In the end, I confess I’m more engaged by the cleverness of the music than I am touched or uplifted by its emotional depth.”

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