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Glass: String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet / Carducci Quartet, Cian O'Duill, viola; Gemma Rosefield, cello

Album Summary

>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5
>Glass, Philip : Suite from Dracula, for string quartet
>Glass, Philip : Sextet for strings
Performers Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Philip Glass' Fifth String Quartet is the most substantial of his five quartets and the most traditional, using formal structures and expressive contrasts which go far beyond minimalism. While maintaining Glass' unmistakable personal style, this is a quartet which delivers both driving energy and an unforgettable, threnody-like tenderness. Glass chose a string quartet for his score to the film Dracula to 'evoke the feeling of the world of the 19th century', the music underpinning the film's visual drama while avoiding obvious 'horror' effects. The String Sextet is an arrangement of Glass's Third Symphony (Naxos 8.559202), combining symphonic scale with the intimacy synonymous with the chamber music genre. The Carducci Quartet's critically acclaimed recording of Philip Glass's String Quartets Nos. 1-4 can be heard on Naxos 8.559636.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire, England (12/14/2013-12/15/2013).



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>Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5
  • Ensemble: Carducci Quartet
  • Notes: Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire, England (12/14/2013-12/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 21 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1991

>Glass, Philip : Suite from Dracula, for string quartet
  • Notes: Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire, England (12/14/2013-12/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Glass, Philip : Sextet for strings
  • Performers: Cian O'Duill (Viola); Gemma Rosefield (Cello)
  • Notes: Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire, England (12/14/2013-12/15/2013)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 35 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 2009