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Glass: String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet

Glass / Carducci Quartet / O'duill / Rosefield
Release Date: 09/11/2015 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8559766   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Gemma RosefieldCian O'Duill
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carducci Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Philip Glass’ Fifth String Quartet is the most substantial of his five quartets and the most traditional, using formal structures and expressive contrasts that go far beyond minimalism. While maintaining Glass’ unmistakable personal style, this is a quartet that 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 c.’, 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 Read more acclaimed recording of Philip Glass’s String Quartets Nos. 1- 4 can be heard on Naxos 8.559636. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Quartet for Strings no 5 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carducci Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Venue:  Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire 
Length: 21 Minutes 49 Secs. 
2.
Suite from Dracula, for string quartet by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carducci Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
Venue:  Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire 
Length: 17 Minutes 56 Secs. 
3.
Sextet for Strings by Philip Glass
Performer:  Gemma Rosefield (Cello), Cian O'Duill (Viola)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Carducci Quartet
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 2009; United States of Ame 
Venue:  Highnam Church, Highnam, Gloucestershire 
Length: 22 Minutes 35 Secs. 

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