Notes & Reviews:
Daniel Asia recently won the American Academy of Arts and Letters Award for composition, and has been the recipient of many competitive grants and fellowships in music including a Meet The Composer/Reader's Digest Consortium Commission, United Kingdom Fulbright Arts Award Fellowship, Guggenheim Fellowship, four NEA Composers Grants, a M. B. Rockefeller Grant, and many more. Britain's foremost professional chamber choir, the BBC Singers, was founded in 1924. As a vital resource in the BBC's music output, the BBC Singers hold a unique position in British musical life. Performing everything from Byrd and Birtwistle to Tallis and Takemitsu, the versatility of this 24-voice ensemble is second to none.
"Odaline de la Martinez's BBC singers might be the least English sounding ensemble you've heard in a while. They produce a cosmopolitan, full-bodied tone far removed from the bright white clarity of boy sopranos in British choir lofts. They are very good."-American Record Guide
Submitted on 11/19/10 by JAMES R. OESTREICH, The New York Times