Label: Orange Mountain
Robert McDuffie, violin; London Philharmonic; Marin Alsop, conductor
Philip Glass: Violin Concerto No. 2 "The American Four Seasons"
Orange Mountain Music presents Philip Glass' Violin Concerto No.2 "The American Four Seasons" performed by violinist Robert McDuffie with the London Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Marin Alsop.
This live performance was captured on the occasion of the UK premiere of the work in Spring 2010. The concerto is in four movements, with each movement preceded by a piece for solo violin: a prologue and three "songs." The orchestra is comprised of the London Philharmonic Strings complemented a synthesizer producing a sound palette which harkens back to the Philip Glass of the 1970s.
"The American Four Seasons" was commissioned by McDuffie to act as a companion piece to Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" concertos which are among the most performed and recorded works in the history of music.