Tracing a Dream
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Release 2/2016: Dream Vapors – selected works for orchestra, Navona Records, Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Ovidiu Marinescu, Conductor
Original Release 4/2011: Light and Shadow, Navona Records, NV5847
Program note: Tracing a Dream taps into the impressionistic logic of emotions and dreams. Within this realm there is a fluidity of connections and sequences that is governed by emotional contexts, rather than rational order. Music has the capacity to heighten and distill emotions through juxtapositions that might otherwise be thought to be unlikely – comparable to dream imagery. – RW
Reviews of Tracing a Dream
There is a deep interiority to this music, which seems directly in touch with a private dreamworld that the composer makes universal. ‘Tracing a Dream’, which flies into the listener’s imagination like a dark bird, reminds me of the poet Theodore Roethke’s ‘Night Crow: “Over the gulfs of dream/Flew a tremendous bird/Further and further away/ Into a moonless black/ Deep in the brain, far back.” – Jack Sullivan, American Record Guide
“Tracing a Dream” by the New York composer, Rain Worthington, is a very tonal, captivating piece with a bit of mystical or Eastern flavor to it… This piece is, indeed, characterized by a flowing, dream like quality, utilizing wonderful wind solos and little bursts of color and imagery from the percussion and brass. – Daniel Coombs, Audiophile Audition