>Harry Halbreich of Martinu fame attended the premieres in 2004, announcing
>the next. He was impressed and finds the use of the term "recomposition"
>justified in that Brewaeys' work is effectively a spectral analysis of
>the original which reveals hidden aspects of the Preludes. If you would
>care to read his short review, you will find it here:
This citation is very welcome. Halbreich also says that there has been
nothing comparable to this since Ravel's orchestration of Mussorgsky's
Pictures at an Exposition; he expects it to be quickly taken up by
orchestration classes in the conservatories.
I am prepared to revise my first impressions of what Brewaeys did with
some of the Preludes after listening some more. The results are superb.
No doubt I should not say this, but some of the piano originals seem
almost pallid in comparison.
Brewaeys studied with Xenakis, among others--not an experience I would
have expected to lead to re-working Debussy's Preludes! Brewaeys has
written at least seven symphonies and has been given several awards and
honors for some of them. Can anyone say what they are like?