Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2 & Violin Sonata / Plawner, Berne Chamber Orchestra

Release Date: 1/24/2020
Label: Naxos
Catalog Number: 8559865
Composer: Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berne Chamber Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Philip Glass has become an iconic figure in American music. His works are often inspired by collaborations with other leading musicians, and the proposal of an “American Four Seasons” by the violinist Robert McDuffie to reflect Vivaldi’s famous masterpiece resulted in a concerto which evokes the Baroque spirit of early 18th-century violin tradition. With the Concerto’s range of moods, listeners are invited to decide for themselves which season the music evokes. The Violin Sonata sees Glass’s melodic and harmonic language haunted by the ghosts of Brahms, Faure and Franck, “the meditative-ness of this piece bringing a unique energy” for award-winning violinist Piotr Plawner.
Works on This Recording
1. Concerto for Violin no 2 "The American Four Seasons" by Philip Glass
Performer: Piotr Plawner (Violin)
Orchestra/Ensemble: Berne Chamber Orchestra
2. Sonata for violin & piano No. 1 by Philip Glass
Performer: Gerardo Vila (Piano), Piotr Plawner (Violin)
Period: Contemporary
Written: 2008 ;
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