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Irish Composer Series: Romantic Ireland. Music of Gerard Victory, A.F. Potter, Padraig O'Conner, John Larchet, Arthur Duff, and Sean O Riada. Proinnsias O Duinn, RTE Sinfonietta. Marco Polo 8.223804.

Irish Composer Series: Romantic Ireland. Music of Gerard Victory Gerard Victory (December 24, 1921 – March 14, 1995) was a prolific Irish composer, writing over two hundred works across many genres and styles including tonal, serial, aleatoric and electroacoustic music.

Victory was born in Dublin, Ireland.
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 Sinfonietta sin·fo·niet·ta  
1. A symphony that is shorter than usual or that calls for fewer than the usual number of instruments.

2. A small symphony orchestra, especially one consisting of stringed instruments only.
. Marco Polo Marco Polo: see Polo, Marco.  8.223804.

Marco Polo has been known in its short existence as an adventurous label, exploring lesser-known composers of the past few hundred years. But its sound has not always been so adventuresome, often favoring a discreetly distant and subdued image. Not so here. Instead, the music is relatively conservative and the sound is daring. As per the title, the music reflects the Ireland of Romance; no famines or rebellion here but a series of tone poems celebrating the misty isle of dreams and yesteryears, of green banks and flowing rivers. And as much of the charm and delight of the album must be attributed to Marco Polo's sonics, now recorded closer than I've heard them before from this source and sounding big, rich, sonorous sonorous

resonant; sounding.
, yet remarkably transparent. It is an enchanting disc.
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Author:Puccio, John
Publication:Sensible Sound
Article Type:Sound Recording Review
Date:Nov 1, 1997
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