Milhaud Oresteian Trilogy
Nominated for 2015 Grammy Award
"On this new recording Kiesler conducts the diverse musical resources
of the University of Michigan and an impressive array of guest soloists...Kiesler clearly brought thorough understanding to both the musical and dramatic elements involved..."
Stephen Smoliar, The Examiner November 4, 2014
"Conductor Kenneth Kiesler cannot be praised too extravagantly for his expert leadership of the batteries of voices and instruments employed in this performance. No conductor can claim to be an authority on L’Orestie d’Eschyle, certainly not in the way in which Sir Thomas Beecham dominated Les Troyens in the first half of the Twentieth Century, but Maestro Kiesler presides over this performance as though it were the summation of his life’s work. His tempi sound inherently right both for the music and for the performers, and he clearly collaborates closely with the directors of the respective choirs, managing their singing with unflappable stamina and an ear for balancing choral lines with the soloists and orchestra."
Voix des Arts Oct 3, 2014
"It is a huge, sprawling work, filled with drama and impact, excellently performed by the amassed forces at hand. Indeed, it is an early-modern blockbuster. That it is not better known no doubt has something to do with its length and breadth. For all that it is a major find for anyone not familiar with it, an epic work of great power...This Michigan/Kenneth Kiesler performance gives us the work in all its glory and excitement."
Gapplegate Classical-Modern Music Review