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The 25 Best Classical Music Tracks of 2020


The New York Times, Seth Colter Walls, 2020-12-18

Georg Lewis: ‘As We May Feel’
Boisterous riffs and counter-riffs seem to suggest improvisatory practices; after all, this veteran artist has explored those practices. Yet George Lewis’s 25-minute joy ride is fully notated. And it was written for an Austrian ensemble which appreciates the chug and wail of Duke Ellington’s train-imitation music, as well as the rigors of extended-techniques modernism.