Perhaps after the coruscations
of "Closer," in my mind one of the benchmark plays of the past decade, Marber wanted to explore the road to redemption -- though one could argue that this writer, at the still-tender age of 36, knows from the gut the depredations of thirtysomething couples far better than he does a fairly standard-issue midlife crisis.
Heady with herby scents, Pulkkis fluttering coruscations
progress surely through interludes of string melodiousness and woodwind jauntiness into a deeper battlefield landscape; nature can be a warlike environment, with pre-recorded sounds casting an extra spell of ambiguity.
Blomstedt eschewed the customary cymbal and triangle coruscations
at the adagio's summit, but so inevitably was it approached that we scarcely noticed their absence.
In this reading, which combined whimsicality with grimness, its climactic coruscations
were clearly conveyed before the plaintive desperation of its concluding viola solo.
It climbs from the depths (as in Ravel's Left-hand Piano Concerto), it erupts into wind and string coruscations
, moves into a bluesy big-band sequence and climaxes in a lush romantic tune on full orchestra.
At the heart of the programme was Messiaen's La rousserolle effarvatte for piano solo, its great coruscations
of activity drawing an account characteristically Gallic in its tense intensity from Pierre-Laurent Aimard.