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The Boston Globe

18 May 2011 / in Press

“Among the youngsters was Lior Navok. His “Nocturne” heard here in its world premiere is fascinatingly scored for small vocal chorus with instrumental enrichment, the piece is a gorgeous tonal landscape.

Interview with Lior Navok (in Hebrew)

17 May 2011 / in Press

Pizzicato

14 May 2011 / in Press

NOCTURNES CONTEMPORAINS **** – L. Navok: Urban Nocturnes (15 Night Episodes); Lior  Navok, piano; 1 CD NLM 885767538399; 1/11 (63’13) “The night, metropolis, fog, drizzle, empty streets… the last streetcars head back to their warm shelter. The sound of a distant construction work echoes through the quiet avenue. Clocks reach the small hours – these […]

Donaukurier

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

Ingolstadt (DK) Schwermut legte sich nach den ersten Klängen von Lior Navoks Uraufführung “Between Two Coasts” für Streichorchester unaufhaltsam wie ein bleierner Mantel aufs Gemüt und ließ die Atmosphäre im Ingolstädter Festsaal tatsächlich zu einem Raum “zwischen den Welten” werden.

Augsburger-Allgemeine review

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

Ingolstadt „Between two coasts“ – Mit der gelungenen Interpretation dieses Auftragswerks der Stadt Ingolstadt von Lior Navok verdeutlichte das Georgische Kammerorchester im Rahmen des jüngsten Abo-Konzertes im Theaterfestsaal erneut sein überaus hohes musikalisches Niveau.

Classical Net

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

On the inside cover of this CD’s album case is a brief note that explains the inspiration behind the music: “Imagine finding an old photo box up in the dusty attic, each photo telling of a story frozen in time.” As the reader may have already concluded, this work by Israeli composer Lior Navok (b. […]

Rhein-Main.Net

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

Die Musik zu dieser heimeligen Geschichte schuf der aus Israel stammende Komponist Lior Navok. Und während die Meerjungfrau als Schattenfigur über die Leinwand huschte, um das Leben über dem Wasser zu erkunden und den Prinzen zu verfolgen, brachte eine Auswahl von Musikern des Museumsorchesters die fein gesponnenen, aber auch für Kinderohren interessanten und fassbaren Klänge […]

South China Morning Post

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

Commissioned for the Silver-Garburg Piano Duo (who played the keyboard parts in this performance with great eloquence), Navok creates magical sonorities from modest instrumental resources with no recourse to repeat formulas during the work’s half-hour run. Under conductor Andrew Massey’s tidy direction, the orchestra produced some ravishing sounds. South China Morning Post review

Cape Cod Times

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

Placed between two of the most poignantly expressive semi-autobiographical works in the chamber repertoire – Dimitri Shostakovich‘s Quartet No. 8; and Ludwig van Beethoven‘s Quartet in A-Minor, Op. 132, Navok‘s often surreal-sounding one-movement quartet held its own quite well. He is obviously a composer of imagination and substance who is keenly in touch with the […]

Music & Vision

17 Apr 2010 / in Press

“Navok is clearly a composer of outstanding potential with a notable and growing oeuvre. … of weaving the shadowed waves for marimba duo and chamber orchestra, was one of the most attractive new works  I have heard recently.” a bold imagination.