Review of Origins: "A Delight All Around"

[Regarding Dan Visconti's Ramshackle Songs]:

Visconti has produced a lovely work, full of resplendent flowing melodic gestures that are interwoven into a satisfying whole ... I was moved by both the piece and the performance, and I believe you will be too.

[Regarding Stravinsky's Three Pieces]:

The proto-Minimalistic Three Pieces ... would seem a good complement to the post-Minimalistic work by Volans. The Kontras Quartet's approach works beautifully.

[Final thoughts]:

The Kontras Quartet has a distinctive and enjoyable musical personality, and this well-recorded CD [Origins] presents them in a wonderful light. This disc is a delight all around, and is accordingly warmly recommended.

- David DeBoor Canfield

Fanfare Magazine
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