|Aaron Jay Kernis SYMPHONY IN WAVES/STRING QUARTET NO.1 (musica celestis) - PHCD165|
|Aaron Jay Kernis||Symphony in Waves|
|String Quartet No. 1 (musica celestis)|
|New York Chamber Symphony|
|Gerard Schwarz, conductor||Symphony in Waves|
|The Lark Quartet||String Quartet No. 1 (musica celestis)|
|Prior to writing this work in 1989 I never imagined I would write a symphony. It seemed such an outdated and irrelevant form. But since that time I've become increasingly excited by the communicative potential, by the highly varied ideas and emotions, latent in traditional forms. I hope to find what 'symphony' means to me, to define the form for myself, by bringing my own experiences and passions to it.
I am not dealing with waves in a strictly programmatic sense. I think about waves of sound in addition to those of wind and water. Each movement uses some aspect of wave motion: swells and troughs of dynamics, densities, and instrumental color: the 'sounds' of light broken into flickering bits by water's action.
|Audio Sample Description:||Symphony in Waves (1st movement)|
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