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Louis Glass: Symphonies, Vol. 2 / Shirinyan, Ralskin, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie


Release Date: 02/02/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 777494  
Composer:  Louis Glass
Performer:  Marianna Shirinyan
Conductor:  Daniel Raiskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinische Philharmonie Staatsorchester
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While Louis Glass until about 1910 had endeavored to develop a personally colored type of late romantic symphonic music, a new, strange dimension then suddenly opened up in some of his works. This dimension was connected to the influence of theosophy, which began around 1913 and would lead to some works of speculative stamp. Helena Petrovna Blavatsky and others had established the Theosophical Society in New York in 1875. One of her pupils, the English author Annie Besant, served as the society’s president beginning in 1907 and established the Order of the Star of the East in 1910. When the Danish section first met, Louis Glass played the organ. It was around this time that Glass began his work on the Fantasia for Piano and Orchestra, as Read more this work is the first that reflects the composer’s relation to theosophy- which is shown above all in the work’s introspective motto alluding to theosophy: “From the spirit’s eternal canopy tones calling man sound down. And man turns away from the world and remains alone in order to find peace.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in C major, Op. 57 "Sinfonia Svastica" by Louis Glass
Conductor:  Daniel Raiskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinische Philharmonie Staatsorchester
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1919; Denmark 
2.
Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra, Op. 47 by Louis Glass
Performer:  Marianna Shirinyan (Piano)
Conductor:  Daniel Raiskin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Rheinische Philharmonie Staatsorchester
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1913; Denmark 

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