John Musto                      Composer/Pianist

“Musto has scored his Divertimento for the novel combination of flute, clarinet, viola, cello, piano and percussion. The atmosphere again pays respects to Poulenc (whose naughty, sentimental Sextet often is evoked), while also bestowing affectionate nods on West Side Story and Bartók.  Musto has a gift for melding ingredients into a musical stew of delicious and spicy flavours. (Musto’s) Chamber Music on this disc wraps arms around many musical styles, even as it delivers on its own appealing, colorful and moving terms. The players who make up Music from Copland House sounds like they relish every phrase. Everyone seems completely immersed in this captivating and penetrating activity, as likely will music lovers smart enough to add this disc to their collection.”  

                                                                                                                     - Gramophone

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