Mr. Karchin likes to explore wide harmonic worlds, but with precision and determination.

Paul Griffiths New York Times

Even in the very infrequent moments of repose there is the obvious desire to be moving — building in the background, waiting for the moment to burst forth and sweep all before — that recalls Beethoven.

John Story Fanfare

Even in its quietest moments, the work had a bare-nerve intensity.

Steve Smith New York Times

Waves rippling and shimmering in a sea of sound.....rich with intriguing timbres....a riotous explosion of color in the exuberant finale.

Vivien Schweitzer New York Times

Over a career spanning more than four decades, composer LOUIS KARCHIN has amassed a portfolio of more than 85 compositions, appeared as conductor with numerous performing ensembles, co-founded new music groups...

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With composer Elliott Carter and soprano Kate Lindsey

With composer Elliott Carter and soprano Kate Lindsey, after conducting Mr. Carter's In the Distances of Sleep Photo: Ron Gordon

Karchin conducting Romulus

With Thomas Meglioranza, Steven Ebel, and Katrina Thurman, performing Karchin's opera, Romulus Photo: Richard Termine

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Discography