Modigliani's Arm

Modigliani's Arm -
00:00 / 00:00

Orchestra:

2222 4331 timp perc hp str

Duration: 14'

Premiered by South Coast Symphony

Barry Silverman, musical director

February 4, 2005

A fun, quirky piece which traverses a range of moods, form Coplanesque to Schoenbergian.

Paul Bodine of the OC Register describes it best:

 

"It's hard to dislike a piece whose composer modestly admits, ‘I honestly wasn't sure if the beautiful harmonies, ravishing melodies or exciting rhythms would be enough to hold the listener’s attention.’ 

 

“Built around the repetition by woodwinds and brass of a simple cartoonish motif, the “Arm” proceeds like a drunken sailor (painter?) stumbling clownishly down a fiendishly looping street, relieved only now and then by a sweetly lilting memory sounded on the strings. Call it weirdly memorable.”

 

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