Performed by Raschèr Saxophone Quartet, Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, conducted by Dennis Russell Davie.
The Concerto Project Vol. III is the penultimate installment in a series documenting the eight Glass concertos. Each movement of the Concerto Grosso -- performed by the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn led by Dennis Russell Davies -- is written for a distinctive group of instruments: the winds, the brass, the strings, which together make up a symphonic ensemble. The Concerto for Saxophone Quartet was commissioned by the internationally-renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet who performs the work here in an alternate version Glass conceived to be played without the orchestra.