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By freeing the cello from having to always play the bass line, Dvořák was able to deploy it in a more contrapuntal manner against the upper strings, even allowing the cello to join or supplant them.
Kushner’s canvas of contrapuntal narratives and colliding characters remains awe-inspiring.
Andsnes and Hamelin brought lift to the rhythms, definition to the spiky contrapuntal textures, of music that can easily sound aridly academic in lesser hands.
Conductor Constantine Kitsopoulos developed subjects and treated contrapuntal details in the double fugue of the Kyrie beautifully, while baritone Joo Won Kang delivered the most persuasive performance among the soloists.
Its obsession with contrapuntal display makes the middle registers (the octaves around middle C on the piano) sound clogged and overcrowded.
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