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Adagio for Strings

by Jeffrey Gold

"In the tradition of Barber and Vaughan-Williams ... effective and compelling ... [the] use of rich string sonorities and evocative voice-leading, creating well-timed and poignant dissonances, conveys a mood of simultaneous despair and hope." -- G. Elias
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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"With a love for rich string arrangements, Jeffrey Gold imbues his scores with classical Romanticism along the modern edge. The ability to make subtle changes parallel the emotions, reserved in sentimentality, marks Gold's work for film."

-- Editors, music.download.com, July 2004

"I have had the opportunity to listen to the ... "Elegy: Adagio for Strings" by Jeffrey Gold. This short piece, in the tradition of Barber and Vaughan-Williams is effective and compelling. Mr. Gold's use of rich string sonorities and evocative voice-leading, creating well-timed and poignant dissonances, conveys a mood of simultaneous despair and hope."

-- Gerald Elias, Associate Concertmaster of the Utah Symphony and First Violin of the Abramyan String Quartet, United States

"Jeffrey Gold's music represents the result that every musician should strive for. It influences the listener in a most powerful way. My favorite composition is "Elegy: Adagio for Strings", in which the deep sound of the strings makes you forget where you are, taking you deeper and deeper. This composition is made with lots of talent, professionalism and taste. This is how a person with a big soul plays. Jeffrey Gold is one of my favorite composers."

-- Dean Korso, Composer, St. Petersburg, Russia

"Merci pour vos musiques pleines de sensibilite. Un plaisir pour les oreilles. Une inspiration pour les artistes. Un depart formidable pour les cours de relaxation. Merci de nous emmener faire un tour sur votre planete." [Translation: "Thank you for your sensitive music. A pleasure for the ears. An inspiration for artists. A terrific beginning down a relaxing path. Thank you for taking us on a tour of your world."]

-- J-Marc, France

"Listening to [the Elegy] makes me reflective and introspective. I think the reason is that for me, the sustained and powerfully slow tempo (adagio) corrals together the various desperate cries of each plaintive and isolated phrase of feeling to generate a force of emotion one can only get from searching out the hidden, lonely places within one's own psyche and staring them full in the face."

-- Jack Newman, Unites States

"... Elegy: Adagio for Strings ... is a work not far short of true brilliance. This song has received praise from a numerous people and has reached the number one spot on the MP3.com classical charts twice. Such acclaim is not given so freely to a piece that is undeserving of it ... this song, this beautiful sonority of strings, is definitely worthy of adulation. The piece is an exquisite adagio, that is, a slow, progressive sustainment in music. The rich unification of strings propelled at a gradual pace intensely personifies the depth and profoundness of harmony embedded within. The resonance of the strings wafting and weaving to produce a graceful melody is truly impeccable. The sheer beauty of the sound is stunning in the way it conglomerates within the listener's mind. Such a masterful fusion of the strings and the sounds they create is not easily accomplished by just any mere person. Jeffrey Gold harnesses a very powerful skill in making such a depth-filled sonority. Most people today want something with 'hooks', but this is something far beyond the norm in today's music. It takes skill to create such a piece as this, a lulling and enchantingly beautiful sustained melody. All notes are prolonged to the right moment, and the sounds these notes emit are truly vivid. The production is nearly immaculate and its overall structure and composition are just about faultless ... This piece is amazingly well-done. It deserves all the praise it gets."

-- Hunter Hansen, Music Reviewer, Gods of Music.

"Just a short note to tell you of my gratitude for being able to download and enjoy such an incredible, inspiring, and truly magnificent work. It has filled many hours of appreciation for the quality and enjoyment of this true symphony for the ears."

-- Ralph A. Yencer, United States


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