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Simon Holt : Boots of Lead



NMC's second disc devoted to the music of Simon Holt brings together one of his earliest major works - the glittering Kites, depicting a Japanese kite fight - and the recent Emily Dickinson setting Boots of Lead, recorded at its premiere conducted by Sir Simon Rattle. It is joined by its companion work for solo cello, Feet of Clay, written for soloist Ulrich Heinen. The disc is completed by the ethereal eco-pavan, for piano and ensemble, and the dark, frenetic Lilith.

"This is music of unmistakable visceral intensity, played with exactly the right uncompromising vividness by the members of the BCMG."
The Guardian, 2004

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Track ListingTrack TimeMP3
Kites15'19
Feet of Clay11'49
eco-pavan14'42
Boots of Lead14'14
Lilith10'59

Composers on this disc

Simon Holt