Performance date: January 05, 1998
Date composed: 1997
John Oliver packs into Forging Utopia a veritable kaleidoscope of continually changing orchestral colors and effects. Although textures are often dense, the harmony grating, the meter all but drowned in a plethora of overlapping lines, the music indubitably conveys an aura of joy, surging energy and an optimistic view of the future.
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