Fanfare

Gentle Emanation was revised in 2008, and it is that revised version that has been recorded here. It is a “symphony in 28 continuous episodes,” although the 28 are divided into three larger movements. The title is taken from the Book of Job in its Russian version, and refers to “a moment preceding an appearance of God.” This is the third symphony in the composer’s four-symphony cycle that he called “Symphony of the Way,” although you don’t need to be familiar with the other symphonies to appreciate this one.

—Colin Clarke