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To Describe George Washington Bridge is Stephan Mathieu’s 2nd Dekorder release in the 10inch format (reflecting his interest in old 78rpm records) after 2009’s sold out The Key to the Kingdom, and, we’re happy to say, again it features two of the composer’s most outstanding short pieces. Both are recorded utilizing similar methods as used on his most recent album “A Static Place” on 12k yet they are presented in an even more condensed and melodic way. As source material he used transcriptions made from the marvelous 25x 12inch 78rpm set “G.F. Händel. Twelve Concerti Grossi” performed by the Busch Chamber Players in 1946, and a Columbia 10inch record from 1912 with Händel’s usual smash hits from “Messiah”.
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