To judge from this powerful new compilation, the music of young American composer Eric Nathan would seem to be as diverse as it is arresting. [...] Yet as multifaceted as the composer’s stylistic voice may be, there’s a constant vein of ingenuity and expressive depth through the entire lineup, and the performances are splendid throughout.
It’s already a must buy.
...thoughtful and inventive...
...a handsomely wrought evocation ...
... sounds of the North Sea and seagulls overhead may be heard among the textures of this richly evocative piece.
...Eric Nathan reflects on the tormented, avant-garde Renaissance composer Carlo Gesualdo in a piece that dramatizes the push-and-pull between past and present.
...strikingly haunting... invites repeated listenings—four so far!
Eric Nathan — on the evidence of “Multitude Solitude” (Albany Records) — is among the new American voices worth hearing in solo and chamber compositions [...] The expert performances reveal a young composer with his own style and certainty, forthright, never overbearing, but at the same time not burdened by excessive reserve.