PHILIP GLASS (b.1937): Violin Sonata No. 1 (world premiere recording), MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937): Violin Sonata, Op. posth., FRANZ SCHUBERT (1797-1828): Violin Sonata in A, Op. 162, BACH/GOUNOD: Ave Maria.
Catalogue Number: 02M088
Label: Orange Mountain Music
Reference: OMM 7006
Description: Glass' sonata is, as one would expect, tonal, with rippling, pulsating accompaniments underpinning the kind of extended melodic writing that has come to characterize his more recent music - still based on rhythm and chromatic harmonic progressions as structural elements, but reasserting the role of melody as an important expressive device. In three movements; the first elegant and purposeful, the finale, rich textured with much double-stopping and mounting passion as it progresses very much derived from romantic models, with the slow movement touching in its songlike simplicity. Maria Bachmann (violin), Jon Klibonoff (piano).