Erica Muhl : Composer : Educator

"The brilliant music erects a moving monument to the victims of the Shoah, in which the harmonic language is clean and uncluttered, and the endless, broad reverberations suspend time."

— Dernières Nouvelles d'Alsace, Strasbourg, France

"Most spectacular of all was the world premiere of American composer Erica Muhl's own string orchestra version of her quartet, Trucco. The work begins in a strange floating state that is punctured by hard accents. The high excitement potential of the second part ultimately dissolves into an unsettled finale full of unfulfilled longing. The work creates a strong impression, and stays fixed in one's memory."

— Peter Zacher, DRESDEN SÄCHSISCHE ZEITUNG, Germany

"Muhl's Consolation proved extremely affecting...its juxtaposition of dramatic and soothing ideas could qualify the music as a rush of compassion...the 11-minute piece wove a warm, fervent spell..."

— Donald Rosenberg, CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER

"Muhl's composition What is the sound of an angel's voice...was a ravishingly beautiful piece... It's a contemporary foray into impressionism, mysticism, veiled allure and the shimmering colors of a concert orchestra."

— Paul Hertelendy, SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS

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