The Glass Chamber Players
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||Verklaerte Nacht||The Glass Chamber Players||30:18||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement I (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||The Glass Chamber Players||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement II (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||The Glass Chamber Players||5:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement III (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||The Glass Chamber Players||10:28||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement IV (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||The Glass Chamber Players||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Stunning...nothing matters other than quality. Good music is Good music.
Boolez took the bait. He/She never ceases to find the time during working hours to continue to write his dumb reviews based off listening to the 30 second samples. Judging on how "helpful" his reviews are generally considered it's just a matter of time till he's banned.
But as a matter of fact his review is helpful here as it illustrates part of why this recording was made. The huge cultural and ideological divide which took place in the 20th C.because of people like him/her is finally being put to bed. Despite Boolez's expectations, I can almost guarantee that Philip Glass' music has sold more than Schoenberg's ten times over and you'll probably see here that more people will be downloading the single movements of the Glass piece. Of course what sells hardly matters. But also foolish statements that pairing Glass with "real" music, don't matter either and that's precisely the point. None of the semantics and bickering matter at this point in history but Boolez, Boulez, Wuorinen, Babbit, Carter and co. just haven't yet got the memo. This is a full album of nothing but good music. It's an excellent performance and is recommended.
Glorious, Beautious, Music
I am enchanted by this release. I am listening to it now for the third time, & it keeps getting better. These are the finest string players in the world. I purchased the entire release. I am a great fan of Mr Glass' music, I am also a fan of arranger/conductor/player Michael Riesman, the most under-appreciated classical artist working today. Mr Riesman arranged this entire release, so, I have all of it.
Nothing against Schoenberg, but he does not stir me the way Glass does. He certainly fails in comparison to Glass suburb Symphony No. 3. This is just a wonderful, majestic piece of music.
What I don't understand is 'boolez' review. While this person constantly trashes Glass, Glass music is played all over the world to fantastic acclaim, standing ovations & record sales. One can't help but wonder how this overwhelming reaction is 'fluff'. boolez-go listen to something else.
boolez, What are you talkng about. I think glass is one of the most inovative
composers in resent years. I have noticed that the music he writes almost seems violent but i think this is some of the best new age classical music you can get.
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||String Sextet - Movement IV (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||Glass/Schoenberg||3:12||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement I (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||Glass/Schoenberg||4:40||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement II (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||Glass/Schoenberg||5:51||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Verklaerte Nacht||Glass/Schoenberg||30:18||Album Only||View In iTunes|
||String Sextet - Movement III (Symphony No.3, arr. Riesman)||Glass/Schoenberg||10:28||Album Only||View In iTunes|