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By Joel Friedman

A nice review of the NYC premiere of When The World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes!

On 03, Jan 2016 | In News | By Joel Friedman

George Grella of New York Classical Review had some very nice things to say about Andrew Gonzalez and my “fierce little viola piece!” “Joel Friedman’s solo viola work, When the World Disintegrates Before Your Eyes, brought more intensity and emotional darkness. This is a technically and expressively demanding piece, ably played by Andrew Gonzalez. The piece uses material from the scherzo of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony as a jumping-off point. Friedman puts that into minor key, adds dissonances, repeats interior fragments, then uses the same techniques to spiral into more broad-limbed writing. The obsessive and interesting, off-kilter quality of the music was apparent, even without Friedman’s remarks about the personal turmoil that marked his compositional process.”