...progressing upwards to an almost unbearable intensity before plunging to the depths of bassoon and bass clarinet sound, leaving the difference tones ringing around our heads, ending with a growling crescendo breaking up in a series of menacing snorts.

                                      The Orkadian

Audio file: Excerpt from Piano Quintet (1999) performed by the Schubert Ensemble, Dartington Summer School, 1999.

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