A Clearing in the Distance
An Homage to Frederick Law Olmstead
For Solo Oboe or Solo Flute
Duration: 1 minute
I have all my life been considering distant effects and always sacrificing immediate success and applause to that of the future. — Frederick Law Olmstead
A CLEARING IN THE DISTANCE was composed in 2014 for Robert Botti in homage to Frederick Law Olmstead, preeminent American landscape architect who designed New York City's Central Park and Prospect Park, among many other locations. "A Clearing in the Distance" is the title of Witold Rybczynski's outstanding biography of Olmstead.