New Seasons - Andrei Pushkarev (keyboards); Gidon Kremer (violin); Giedré Dirvanauskaité (cello);...
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  1. Violin Concerto No. 2 ("The American Four Seasons")
  2. Kuus, kuus kallike, Estonian lullaby for 2 voices & ensemble
  3. Ex contrario, for violin, cello, strings, keyboard, bass guitar & tape
  4. Yumeji's Theme, for violin & orchestra (from the flim 'In the Mood for Love')
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The New Seasons referred to in the title here are the so-called American Four Seasons, the Violin Concerto No. 2 of Philip Glass, which has even less of a connection to Vivaldi's model than do Astor Piazzolla's Buenos Aires Four Seasons and other works that take Vivaldi as a point of reference. The work is in eight sections, but which ones are supposed to represent which season is left up to the listener. It's really a typical but unusually effective example of late-period Glass, with the composer's usual textures intact ...

New Seasons 2015, Deutsche Grammophon

UPC: 028947948179

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