Thursday, 16 January 2014

Who Was She?

Much has been written about the prodigious work of composer Nico Muhly (b. 1981), the former protégé of Philip Glass who garnered much acclaim with his first opera "Two Boys" on display at the Met in New York in 2011 (at the age of 30).

Less has been written about his pensive compositions such as the score for the German-American film The Reader (2009). This was largely sidelined by the EP's Speaks Volumes (2007) and Mothertongue (2008), both early idiosyncratic explorations of a very young but talented composer. I personally enjoyed seeing Nico Muhly's performance in London in 2011, a soirée filled with lyricism and intrigue, where I also got to meet the rather shy composer. I will let you decide.

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