The New York Times
By Joshua Barone
May 5, 2017
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"Moonlit Handel: This Week’s 8 Best Classical Music Moments"

Stuttering Bow, Crumbling Fresco If only Andrew Norman could always introduce his own music. The young composer shared his dynamic trio “The Companion Guide to Rome” (2010) with us in a Facebook Live interview and concert featuring the violinist Jennifer Koh’s Variation Trio. “Susanna,” the third movement, depicts a crumbling fresco through a viola’s shakes and stutters — rendered as barcode-like illustrations in the sheet music. The music is evocative in its own right, but listen to it with Mr. Norman’s words in mind: “You can almost not pick out what the details are. It’s just a few little bits of image that are caught in space.”

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