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Philip Glass

Publisher: Chester Music

Cello Concerto No. 1 (2001)
commissioned by William and Rebecca Krueger for cellist Julian Lloyd Webber's 50th birthday
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Soloists and Orchestra
Year Composed
30 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
Programme Note
Philip Glass Cello Concerto No. 1 (2001)
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  • Ensemble
    Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
    Julian Lloyd Webber (vc), Evelyn Glennie (timp), Jonathan Haas (timp)
    Gerard Schwarz
    Orange Mountain Music:
In this vibrant work [...] rhythm is key. Once the classic Glass arpeggios get started, there are few opportunities to stop for breath. Much of the load rests on the soloist who has a long virtuosic cadenza at the start and plays throughout the piece. [...] The first and last movements were the most successful...
Susan Nickalls, The Scotsman,11/04/2006
Philip Glass's Cello Concerto is more dogged in the way it pursues its rhythmic patterns. The tone is dark, even sombre...
Ivan Hewett, The Daily Telegraph,31/05/2005
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