Bertram Turetzky was indefatigable in his pursuit of an extended vocabulary for double bass and a position for it in 20th century chamber music. Spectra is the first of several pieces composed for him and his wife, Nancy, who plays all of the flutes, from piccolo to bass.
"There is no greater challenge to a composer, nor more naked test of ability, than a solo or duet. When the result — as in Spectra — is a seamless, captivating experience ...the effect is truly magical." —Howard Hersh