30 of 34 people found the following review helpful
Powerful and immotive, this record will send shivers down yo,
This review is from: Philip Glass: Concerto For Violin And Orchestra / Alfred Schnittke: Concerto Grosso No. 5 (Audio CD)
This piece is not characteristic of Glass' usual minimalist style. I think it has more in common with Bethoven's seventh symphony than Steve Riech's Different Trains. It is more classical in style, in that it sustains (dare I say) a powerfull melodic structure. The piece builds to a shattering pitch and I would defy anyone not to be shaken and stirred from the experience. The Philip Glass Violin Concerto is, quite simply, a work of profound beauty and importance.
I cannot understand, however, why Deutchen Gramaphone deemed fit to marry this piece with Schnittce. They do not appear to be particularly well matched. Perhaps someone can enlighten me. I would say, however that this C.D. would be an invaluable addition to anyone's collection.