Another Face

A disc of solo violin music which opens with works by two Armenians, anchored by a Hindemith sonata, with some Augusta Read Thomas and Leif Segerstam thrown in for good measure—what to make of all this? No matter, because somewhere in the middle of it all, David Felder’s Another Face still manages to drop the hint: And now for something completely different. A difficult feat considering the diversity already built into this collection. But Felder’s knack for gestural contrast actually seems to tell a story in sound, not just strut and fret.


—RN