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The Toronto Star

William Littler

23rd November 2004

(...) Montreal-born (in 1979) Nicholas Gilbert led off with his Idées fixes, reminiscences et résidus, a well-crafted piece that developed as a series of episodes built around an initially stated tone row and connected — or rather, separated — by long-held single notes. The episodes turned out to be full of contrasted ideas and energy, though usually with a strong melodic profile. (...)

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