'Storms' Stirring In Strings, Winds

Works reviewed: 
Storms, Michael Sahl
Washington Post, The
Washington, DC
Oct 22 1986
Joan Reinthaler

As unlikely as the pairing of string and saxophone quartets may be, composer Michael Sahl has done a pretty good job with his new piece Storms, which premiered at the Kennedy Center's Terrace Theater Tuesday. In one 20-minute movement, the music moves from a relaxed blues idiom to a more intense activity that features short phrases echoed in ever closer imitation. The strings and winds work amazingly well together, and, while the piece seems short on material and long on repetition, it is attractive and well constructed. Read more »

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