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Violin Concerto No.2 (updated again, Dec.11)

From the Ottawa Citizen:

"TSO Naturally Inspiring:

"Many listeners found Glass's repetitive music tedious in the early years of his celebrity, about 25 years ago, but almost everyone agrees that he has come a long way since then. This concerto, though 43 minutes in length, doesn't wear out its welcome by a single beat.

It is made up of four movements, each preceded by an extended, unaccompanied 'song' for the violin. Glass has not abandoned his underlying technique or repetition, but he has learned to use it in the service of compelling music. It's a virtuoso piece and McDuffie was entirely up to its challenges. He, the orchestra and the score were rewarded with a standing ovation.

The Star: 

"The first performance of the work – Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons" –
was so spectacularly played by the new piece's muse, American violinist
Robert McDuffie, at Roy Thomson Hall Wednesday night, that the event
turned into one of the most exciting musical evenings of the year."

get your four seasons on…

"Ask Philip Glass and Ye Shall Receive" in the National Post (of Canada)

2 thoughts on “Violin Concerto No.2 (updated again, Dec.11)”

  1. Very exciting. I really love cello based “Songs and Poems” so I’m looking forward to hear what Glass does with a violin.
    The article sure makes me want to hear it for myself right now 🙂 !

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