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Philip Glass: The Concerto Project Vol 3 / Dennis Russell Davies, Et Al


Release Date: 05/13/2008 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 42   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Kenneth CoonChristine RallElliot RileyBruce Weinberger
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethovenhalle OrchestraRaschèr Saxophone Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Concerto Project Vol.III represents the third release in a series of four albums to be released by Orange Mountain Music documenting the eight Glass concertos. Volume III includes Glass' 'Concerto Grosso'. Each movement of the 'Concerto Grosso' is written for a distinctive group of instruments - the winds, brass and strings, which together make up a symphonic ensemble. It is performed by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. The second concerto on the disc is Glass' 'Concerto for Saxophone Quartet.' The concerto is performed by its commissioners, the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet. Glass conceived of the work as both a concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra but also to create a Read more version sans orchestra which is heard on the current recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Concerto Grosso by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Beethovenhalle Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1992 
2. Concerto for Saxophone Quartet by Philip Glass
Performer:  Kenneth Coon (Baritone Saxophone), Christine Rall (Soprano Saxophone), Elliot Riley (Alto Saxophone),
Bruce Weinberger (Tenor Saxophone)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Raschèr Saxophone Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1995; USA 

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