Program note: Full Circle is a contemplation of cycles of emotion that continually emerge and recede throughout life. The music is written for a subtle interplay between the soloist and the orchestra, rather than the traditional role of the soloist being in the forefront. My intention is a shifting of perceptions in which the soloist emerges from the orchestra, in much the way that intense feelings rise from the unconscious, giving voice to emotional currents, and then recede back into the subliminal. A metaphorical image that comes to my mind is of a figure becoming discernible as it emerges from a dense mist, then recedes, blending again into the atmosphere, only to reemerge as a presence again. – RW
Recorded by the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Vronský conductor and Petr Nouzovský cello for PARMA Recordings.
Reviews of Full Circle
Petr Vronský, with the Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, reflects the emotional density of the work Full Circle, for soloist cello and small orchestra by the composer Rain Worthington. The American composer expresses herself with a remarkable chromaticism, strongly rooted in her musical language. The Czech cellist Petr Nouzovský exposes, with ardent delivery, the concise and clear voice of Worthington. – Núria Serra, Sonograma Magazine, Suplement de discos, 29 Abril, 2019