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Review – “Songs and Poems” -Buffalo news

from the Buffalo News
Philip Glass, Songs and Poems for Solo Cello
performed by cellist Wendy Sutter and pianist Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music); … Somewhere in the Great Beyond, Jacqueline DuPre is gazing down fondly and perhaps even smirking a little. We seem to be in brilliant era for charismatic and accomplished young cellists. Here are three superb ones. The most startling one is the solo debut disc of cellist Wendy Sutter in the gorgeous and far-from-familiar solo cello music of Philip Glass, including the newly composed title piece on the disc. It is axiomatic that writing for a solo instrument maximizes his gift for line, elasticity and double stops and minimizes his reliance on propulsive minimalist burble. It’s a brilliant disc.

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