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4.0 out of 5 stars A Worthy Introduction To Philip Glass's Music, 26 Jan 2008
This review is from: Glass - Symphonies Nos. 2 and 3 (Audio CD)
Pay little attention to highly subjective reviews. This review is objective - read on. Had I read Mr Eastwood's review, damning as it is, I would not have bought this recording. A virgin to Philip Glass's music, it was, paradoxically whilst in Virgin, that I chanced upon this album. £5 seemed cheap for a chance to be enlightened. I bought it and was. Marin Alsop, the conductress and violinist, worked closely with Glass in the late 70's and early 80's. She is well placed to both present and interpret this music. She has coaxed the Bournemouth SO to produce some wonderful soundscapes here. That this album is my first introduction to Philip Glass's music and that, because of it, I have resolved to buy more, has taught me two valuable lessons that are worth passing on: pay less credence to subjective reviews and be more capricious when buying - it pays off.
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Initial post: 19 Feb 2013 19:29:06 GMT
Guy Whit says:
But why do you like it? Be less capricious, and tell us!

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 20:45:10 GMT
David Skeet says:
Dear Guy,
I listen to most of my music late at night. The mimimalist sounds provided on this CD suit me. The music is not over-ornamented and easily digestable. You get the chance to focus on individual instruments. However, I don't wish to infer that the music is simplistic. The subtle use of shifting rhythms between different sections of the orchestra gives a certain amount of complexity to the pieces to the extent that I seem to hear something different each time I hear this CD. Having dipped my toe, I have since purchased Glass's "The Light" for orchestra which I have also been impressed with and can recommend.
With best wishes,
Dave
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