The Group for Contemporary Music: Patricia Spencer, flute; Henry Schuman, oboe; Allen Blustine, clarinet; Dennis Smylie, bass clarinet; Linda Moss, viola; Jeanne LeBlanc, cello, Donald Palma. contrabass; Stephen Paysen, percussion; Aleck Karis, piano; Harvey Sollberger, conductor
“Already reveals a deft sense of timing and economy of gesture…Clear textures that project a strong harmonic profile."
Karchin´s settings of the poetry of Keats are his most recent displays of a striking conception of text setting… The poetry interacts with musical material in an unprecedented fusion. —Citation to the composer from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1985.