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Fifth ARC Ensemble Recording Garners Acclaim

Fifth ARC Ensemble Recording Garners Acclaim
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The ARC Ensemble recently released its fifth recording in its Music in Exile series, devoted to the music of the Jewish-Ukrainian composer Dmitri Klebanov, who spent most of his life trying to follow his musical instincts without violating Soviet dogma. The recording was made possible through the generous sponsorship of Rayla and George Myhal and the Shevchenko Foundation.

“There’s always a bit of tension that accompanies a new release,” says Simon Wynberg, ARC Ensemble’s Artistic Director. “Will listeners and critics appreciate the repertoire? Do the works have staying power? Will other musicians want to perform it?”
A recent review in The Strad, the serious string-players’ magazine for the last 130 years, seems to suggest that Wynberg and ARC have truly hit the mark: 
“In an already illuminating series covering music not so much forgotten as never noticed and/or willingly repressed, this may just be the best album yet […] Excellent sound, evangelical performances and music that’s a thrill to discover (and, evidently, play). Repertoire-hungry ensembles shouldn’t hesitate.”

And the acclaim doesn’t end there. Here are a few more excellent reviews for this landmark work:
  If you missed last month’s edition of New & Noteworthy, click here to learn more about “Chamber Works by Dmitri Klebanov.”

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