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'Reflected in Glass' features - Bryce Dessner's 'Reponse Lutosławski' / I CARE IF YOU LISTEN

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Reflected in Glass is Philip Glass' first concert as Carnegie Hall's Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair, which he holds for the 2017-2018 season. It features Glass' Violin Concerto No. 2, "The American Four Seasons," with Tim Fain as soloist. Glass' work is paired with two composers he has mentored and inspired – Pauchi Sasaki and Bryce Dessner. 

Dessner's Réponse Lutosławski, the second piece on the program, also reflected the central theme. The piece was written in 2014 as a result of the composer's deep and immersive study of Witold Lutosławski's 1958 Musique funèbre for string orchestra. Each of its five movements is inspired by the score, and the influence is audible in Dessner's complex interlocking orchestral writing. The American Composers Orchestra played well in this New York premiere, with excellent blend and admirable control across the orchestra.

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