L’Oiseau Fantastique (1984)

“The L’Oiseau Fantastique of Andrew Schultz seems to have taken its inspiration from a scene in the film, Diva, but might also be regarded in principle as a distant cousin of the mechanical nightingale of Stravinsky’s La Rossignol…Its recycling of a small number of musical particals becomes a kind of aural nagging in which a momentary passage of legato phrasing intervenes with the effect of sublime invention.” [Roger Covell, Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 1988.]