PIERCE, JOSHUA: Hovhaness, Ives, Cage, Moser, Konicek, Bonotto, Wyschnegradsky

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A great record. Those of you who spotted Wyschnegradsky's name will already know why. This is another numinous release from the microtonal festival and every track on it is a gem. Mostly for pianos tuned in quartertones, though some have other instruments in more exotic tunings alongside, these pieces are a priceless entry into a glorious realm of listening. And as a bonus, the Wyschnegradsky (for Bassoon and piano) is played as if it were rock music; the Konicek too is severely leaned into. Prodigious. And inspiring. Must have.

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