Wendy Sutter & Philip Glass - Songs and Poems For solo Cello 2007
A Cello Suite, composed by Philip Glass for the cellist Wendy Sutter, "Songs and Poems for Solo Cello" (2005--2007), was equally lauded by critics. It was described by Lisa Hirsch as "a major work, (...) a major addition to the cello repertory" and "deeply Romantic in spirit, and at the same time deeply Baroque". Another critic, Anne Midgette of the Washington Post, noted that the suite "maintains an unusual degree of directness and warmth", she also noted a kinship to a major work by Johann Sebastian Bach: "Digging into the lower registers of the instrument, it takes flight in handfuls of notes, now gentle, now impassioned, variously evoking the minor-mode keening of klezmer music and the interior meditations of Bach's cello suites".
Wendy Sutter, heralded as "one of the great leading cellist of the classical stage" by the Wall Street Journal, has proven herself as one of the leading soloists of her generation, widely acclaimed by critics in the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco Chronicle, and many other publications. Ms. Sutter has appeared and collaborated with many prominent orchestras and conductors.