Audiophile Audition, September 18, 2014 — “Wyner is a sensational accompanist, as well as a fine composer. His The Second Madrigal: Voices of Women was actually written for Labelle, with whom he has a long association, and fits fully into the French theme with its sometimes lonely scoring and emphasis on the soprano as the driving force behind the melodies. It was originally scored for string quintet, wind quintet, and percussion, and Wyner admits fear at the piano reduction because of the plethora of rich and colorful sound in the original version. But in a way I find that the reduction portrays a completely different feeling in the ascetic rigors of a lonely piano, and it fits the music and the texts—by or about women—very well.”
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