Philip Glass – Violin Concerto No. 1


Philip Glass – Violin Concerto No. 1

Leonard Bernstein – Serenade After Plato's „Symposium“

Renaud Capucon, Violin
Dennis Russell Davies, Conductor
Bruckner Orchester Linz


Orange Mountain Music





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Philip Glass – Violin Concerto No. 1 / Leonard Bernstein – Serenades After Plato’s “Symposium”

VLog: Recording Glass‘ Violin Concerto N°1

Philip Glass Violin Concerto N° 1 (1987)

1 Movement I [07:49]
2 Movement II [11:52]
3 Movement III [10:47]

Leonard Bernstein Serenades After Plato’s “Symposium” (1954)

4 I. Phaedrus; Pausanias (Lento; Allegro marcato) [07:06]
5 II. Aristophanes (Allegretto) [04:54]
6 III. Eryximachus (Presto) [01:35]
7 IV. Agathon (Adagio) [07:54]
8 V. Socrates; Slcibiades (Molto tenuto; Allegro molto vivace) [11:40]


Philip Glass‘ 1. Violin Concerto gilt 30 Jahre nach seiner Komposition als Klassiker unserer Zeit.  Auch Bernsteins‘ Serenade After Plato’s „Symposium“ für Solo Violine, Harfe, Streicher und Percussion von 1954 kann als solcher bezeichnet werden.

Das Ergebnis der Zusammenarbeit des Violin Virtuosen Renaud Capucon mit Glass‘ Spezialist Dennis Russell Davies und dem Bruckner Orchester Linz ist eine einzigartige Aufnahme dieser Werke der beiden bekanntesten Komponisten des 20 Jhds.


Virtuoso Renaud Capuçon collaborates with Dennis Russell Davies and the esteemed Bruckner Orchester Linz in this new recording from Orange Mountain Music of violin concertos by two of the most popular composers of the 20th Century, Philip Glass and Leonard Bernstein.

Glass’s first violin concerto from 1987 is the composer’s most well-known work for the concert hall having been performed and recorded by violinists like Gidon Kremer and Robert McDuffie. Now thirty years after its composition it has become known as a new classic of our time.

The same can be said for Bernstein’s luscious Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for solo violin, strings, harp and percussion from 1954. A concerto in all but name, it has become one of Bernstein’s best known and most loved works for the concert hall.

These two masterpieces are performed by world renowned violinist Renaud Capuçon teaming with the Bruckner Orchester Linz under the direction of Glass specialist Dennis Russell Davies.