17 Feb 2015

Critic's Chair: Seattle Symphony

From The Critic's Chair, 12:00 pm on 17 February 2015

Dutilleux coverDUTILLEUX: Symphony No 1; Cello Concerto; The Shadows of Time
Seattle SO/Ludovic Morlot
Seattle Symphony Media SSM 1001

LUTHER ADAMS: Become Ocean
Seattle SO/Ludovic Morlot
Cantaloupe CA 21101

Become Ocean coverRobert Johnson reviews two recent recordings from the Seattle Symphony and their Music Director Ludovic Morlot. One is a disc of Dutilleux, including his Cello Concerto performed here by Xavier Phillips. The second recording is a work that recently won a Grammy and a Pulitzer Prize: John Luther Adams' Become Ocean. Find out if the award-winning composition lived up to the hype for Robert Johnson.