Helgath, Sing-Akademie, La Scintilla — Zurich, 2018-12-07

Concert review, Florian Helgath, Orchestra La Scintilla, Zürcher Sing-Akademie, Malin Hartelius, Christina Daletska, Benjamin Bruns, Ludwig Mittelhammer @ Kirche St.Jakob, Zurich, 2018-12-07 — Bach: Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248, Cantatas 1 – 3; Arvo Pärt: Magnificat (1989); Praetorius / Jan Sandström: “Es ist ein Ros entsprungen” (1990)

CD — M.V. Waller: The South Shore

Received from the composer, for reviewing: M.V. Waller — “The South Shore” (2015): (…) Michael Vincent Waller’s music is typically calm, contemplative, meditative, and it (usually slowly) evolves from small melodic, harmonic, and/or rhythmic cells, avoiding abrupt changes in dynamics and texture. In many ways (and in many pieces) it reminds me of chamber music by Arvo Pärt…