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Festinger: Diary Of A Journey / New York New Music Ensemble


Release Date: 03/25/2014 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559399   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Richard Festinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Music Ensemble
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Richard Festinger has long been an essential part of Northern California Bay Area musical life, his works described as having a “combination of propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of poise and balance” (Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival). Each of the works on this recording is a quintessential example of his approach to composition. Diary of a Journey is a metaphorical circle described in exhilarating forward motion and uncertain stillness. The Coming of Age reflects Denis Johnson’s poetry in its intimate precision, and wildly kinetic and mournful personas of the cello are at the center of Laws of Motion. A Dream Foretold is a rich tapestry of enigmatic eloquence, masterful counterpoint and constant surprise. Richard Festinger has long been an essential part of Northern California Bay Area musical life, his works described as having a “combination of propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of poise and balance” (Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival). Each of the works on this recording is a quintessential example of his approach to composition. Diary of a Journey is a metaphorical circle described in exhilarating forward motion and uncertain stillness. The Coming of Age reflects Denis Johnson’s poetry in its intimate precision, and wildly kinetic and mournful personas of the cello are at the center of Laws of Motion. A Dream Foretold is a rich tapestry of enigmatic eloquence, masterful counterpoint and constant surprise. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Diary of a Journey by Richard Festinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Music Ensemble
2.
The Coming of Age by Richard Festinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Music Ensemble
3.
Laws of Motion by Richard Festinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Music Ensemble
4.
A Dream Foretold by Richard Festinger
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York New Music Ensemble

Sound Samples

Diary of a Journey
The Coming of Age: I. Upon Waking
The Coming of Age: II. The Dry Dry Land. Here
The Coming of Age: III. Poem
The Coming of Age: IV.
Laws of Motion
A Dream Foretold: I. Moderato
A Dream Foretold: II. Allegro scherzando

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