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The Golden Dance

Instrumentation
3(picc)3(eh)3(bcl)3(cbsn) 4331 t,p(4),pf/cel,hp,str
Year
1986
Duration
21:00

This work has what it takes to lead and excite active minds and willing spirits ... THE GOLDEN DANCE draws in the listener, with sensuous sonorities, both rich and bright." San Francisco Chronicle "The San Franciscans opened the evening with THE GOLDEN DANCE, a substantial new score by Charles Wuorinen ... It is an exuberant two-part piece full of tingling sounds and powerful rhetoric backed by Wuorinen's typically tough-minded thinking and careful workmanship." Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine "THE GOLDEN DANCE, a two-movement tone poem, drifts from dreamy but restless hints of tumult to clashing outbursts of street-struts." Leighton Kerner, Village Voice

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