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GLASS, P.: Violin Concerto / Company / Prelude from Akhnaten

Composer(s):Glass, Philip
Artist(s) Yuasa, Takuo, Conductor • Ulster OrchestraAnthony, Adele, violin
Period(s) Contemporary
Genre Classical Music
Category ConcertosOrchestral
Catalogue 8.554568
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Adele Anthony is a talented violinist from Tasmania, who here gives a sweetly expressive reading, despite a rather plodding account of the very opening. In the central movement she finds a rare tenderness, as well as on the high harmonics at the end of the whole work. The concerto makes an excellent centerpiece for a complete disc of Glass’s music, with Yuasa and the Ulster Orchestra equally persuasive in the four brief movements of Company and the two orchestral passages from the opera, Akhnaten.

Review By Marco del Vaglio,CIEMME,August 2002

"At the beginning of his career Philip Glass devoted his energy to so-called minimal music, a movement born in the USA during 1960s and that has gained a strong following among a young audience. Glass gradually distanced himself from this movement but it is still central to his style. In 1983 he score a huge hit with the soundtrack of Koyaanisqatsi, a movie by Godfrey Reggio, comprised exclusively of images and music. Now some of Glass's works have been recorded by Naxos. This CD includes the Violin Concerto, Company and the Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten. Both Company and Prelude and Dance are strongly related to minimal music while the Violin Concerto is a very original composition. Divided into three movements, it represents a significant example of the union between Glass's


Review By ,Record Geijutsu,September 2005



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