Ursula Oppens Offers New York Premiere of Kaminsky’s “Fantasy” for Solo Piano at Bargemusic

“… an extensive Fantasy for solo piano by Laura Kaminsky (N.Y. premiere) explored, in episodic fashion, piano sonorities from Debussyesque gongs and watery burbles to jazzy dialogue between the hands … with its moderation of expression and close attention to nuance and detail, [the piece] often had one imagining an atonal Amy Beach composing “A Hermit Thrush at Eve” in 2017. Oppens’s insight into the score, communicated through a varied tonal palette and keen-eared voicing, was a reminder of why composers from John Adams to Elliott Carter have queued up to write pieces for her.” – New York Classical Review