Divertimento fl/cl/vn/vc/pno

"...This five-movement, ambitious, not-so-merely "diverting" piece proved the most interesting of this season's premieres by any sponsor in any venue I normally attend. Cast in an eclectic modernist mode, Rutkowski employs many sonic devices that work well into the musical fabric: An extended one-note violin harmonic and piano strings strummed-with-the-fingers with the pedal held are two examples, Anne Reynolds' solo flute work in the Prelude and Sarabande movement was especially ingratiating. Rutkowski...is to be commended for offering something new of estimable value, a seemingly all too rare occurrence."

Tom Aldridge, "Ronen Chamber Ensemble" Nuvo, April 10-17, 2002

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