WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING
Excerpts from reviews of Richard Festinger's music.



"Enchanting… vocal writing of
rhythmic buoyancy and surprise."
  - The San Francisco Chronicle


"an American master"
  - The Brothers Balliet, WQXR Radio


"If you are looking for beautiful 21st century American
music, look no further."

  - Karen E. Moorman, Classical Voice of North Carolina


"Festinger's music is notable for its combination
of propulsive energy with an impeccable sense of
poise and balance."
- Frank J. Oteri, 2011 Tanglewood Festival of Contemporary Music


"...like a multi-stage rocket that, ignoring gravity,
traverses the earth's atmosphere. Bravo!"
- Twentieth Century Music


"...riveting...exhilarating..."
- The Los Angeles Times


"...a panorama of moods, styles, shapes, figurations..."
- Piano and Keyboard Journal


"...deft and pretty..."
- The New York Times


"...simply breathtaking..."
- Twentieth Century Music


"...silvery streamers with multicolored
fog and dancing, rhythmic juice..."
- Los Angeles Times


"This is music that sparkles..."
- MLA Notes


"...colorful, closely argued, dramatic and interesting."
- Boston Globe


"...engages the ear with a taut, athletic lyricism"
- Twentieth Century Music


"...veered from rambunctious to contemplative."
- New York Times


"...a musical garland."
- Los Angeles Times


"...beauty of design and superb craftsmanship..."
- The Montclarion


"Festinger's music, like a Mark Rothko painting, is
beautiful... and discovering what's beneath makes it rewarding."
- Classical Voice of North Carolina


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