The Way Things Go

Tara Helen O'Connor, flute; Margaret Kampmeier, piano
Catalogue #
CD 9467



  • Ralph Graves, the-unmutual-blogspot.com

    “Standouts on the release include… the title track, The Way Things Go, by Richard Festinger, another O'Connor commission. This ultra-chromatic modernist work has a series of dramatic starts and stops, yet always moves inexorably towards its climaxes. The piece is a technical challenge for both performers, and O'Connor and Kampmeier own it.”

    – Ralph Graves
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  • Lynne S. Mazza

    “Instruments and playing technique change over time, consequently influencing the conceptions of what an instrument is and how it can sound. This broad collection offers a selection of works by contemporary composers that have significantly contributed the the flute repertoire and challenge ears and minds that have been conditioned to a set of historical precedents… The musical intensity, the shifting of stylistic gears, though classical in simplicity and texture, and the explorations of flute and piano sonorities provide timbral adventures and varying moods… combining sounds in ways unique, evocative and intriguing”

    – Lynne S. Mazza