"Now, I must admit to liking some Philip Glass but the Symphony No.10 must enter into the category of "Worst Symphonies" ever written It is painfully obvious that Glass has completely run out of ideas(if he ever had any, some would say). The Symphony No.10 is just embarrassing to listen to. It is feeble, weak, tired, repetitive(yes, I know that Glass is supposed to be repetitive!) but this is just plain dreadful.
Try it for yourself If you can find ANY redeeming feature to such a ghastly mishmash of recycled Glass please tell me that I am mistaken!!!!
Glass's vast 9th Symphony seemed to me to have some slight merit. Within a few minutes I became appalled at the 10th's utter banality. Even by the standards of Glass's other music-which is obviously not rated very highly by some others-the 10th is unbelievably dreadful. What struck me so forcibly was that the work sounded so totally empty of anything other than a tired rehash. Rather than greet the work with applause and cheers-as did the promenaders- I wanted to shout "stop...enough, give up"."
It is all rather sad.
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