Glass / Amy Dickson
Label: Sony BMG
A ground-breaking recording of some of Philip Glass’s most iconic music, transcribed for saxophone by Classic BRIT Award-winning classical saxophonist, Amy Dickson, in celebration of Philip Glass’s 80th birthday. This album continues Amy Dickson’s in-depth exploration of the works of leading contemporary composer, Philip Glass, who celebrates his 80th birthday in January 2017. Amy Dickson’s fascination with Philip Glass’s music began 10 years ago when she discovered Glass’s Violin Concerto. After many hours transcribing the work for the saxophone and learning circular breathing in order to master the work, Amy recorded the Concerto on soprano saxophone in 2008 and this recording has been remastered for this release. Last year, Amy set herself a further challenge - one more difficult than the original - to transcribe Glass’s Violin Sonata. She has also recorded two pieces from the film ‘The Hours’, which have been arranged for saxophone and piano especially for this album.