This release features Javelin, written for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in conjunction with the 1996 Olympics. "Javelin is lithe and sleek and very athletic and heroic in tone-it's bright and breezy countenance more than fufilling its sporting brief." -Gramophone.
"It's got memorable tunes and spunky post-minimalist animation; it's up to date yet perfectly designed to capture the essence of the Games. It has the ability to lift the spirit time and time again." -Los Angeles Times [Javelin]
"...Both the flickering orientalism of the opening movement's main motif, and the sweetly-breathed rhapsody spun by the soloist in the slow middle movement, are evidence that Torke's gift for melody is richer than his large scale "colour" works for orchestra suggest." -Classic CD [Saxophone Concerto]
"...the movie soundtrack genre is stretched and enervated..." -New York Times [Run]
"Here [is] a big-city night on the town, full of bright lights and big bangs. The [piece] is in little jolts of changing meters, but respected in all of them is one underlying sense of momentum." --New York Times [Charcoal]
"It's got memorable tunes and spunky post-minimalist animation...It has the ability to lift the spirit time and time again." -- Los Angeles Times (on Javelin)
"Javelin is lithe and sleek and very athletic...its bright and breezy countenance more than fulfilling its sporting brief." -- Gramophone