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Brooklyn Rider Plays Philip Glass

Glass / Brooklyn Rider
Release Date: 05/10/2011 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 74   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 50 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Of three new releases of music by American composers written in the last 50 years, a double-disc set from Brooklyn Rider of string quartets by Philip Glass (Orange Mountain Music OMM 0074) stands out for the delicacy of the ensemble, and the sheer beauty of the blend of tone colours. Even Glass-ophobes would be hard pressed not to admire the immaculate and blissfully transparent texture - helped along by the crisp recorded sound - with the players surging and rippling back and forth as they make Glass's distinctive sound world speak ... This is a rewarding, and distinctly different, disc of Glass."
–– Strad Magazine, June 2011 [Catherine Nelson]

Selected as one of "NPR Classical's Best Albums of the
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-NPR Music, June 15, 2011 [Tom Huizenga & Anastasia Tsioulcas]

"Brooklyn Rider members prove themselves to be not just open-eared but warmhearted players. One of the most appealing aspects of this survey is their sense of rhythmic play and of texture, particularly considering that Glass is working here on a far more intimately sized scale than in his film scores and symphonies ... Through their exemplary intellectual consideration, richly varied tone and gorgeous use of color and texture, Brooklyn Rider revealed to me far more within Glass' music than I had ever heard before"
- NPR Music, July 12, 2011 [Anastasia Tsioulcas]

“Brooklyn Rider's interpretation of Glass's tense, melancholic vision is a cathartic and delicate masterpiece ... Once again, these four young musicians are proving themselves to be among the most fearless in the classical world today."
–– The Huffington Post, March 21, 2011 [Derek Beres]
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Works on This Recording

Bent by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1997 
Venue:  Looking Glass Studios 
Length: 2 Minutes 24 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 3 "Mishima" by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1985; USA 
Venue:  Avatar Recording Studios 
Length: 16 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 1 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1966; USA 
Venue:  Looking Glass Studios 
Length: 8 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 4 "Buczak" by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1990; USA 
Venue:  Avatar Recording Studios 
Length: 23 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 2 "Company" by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Venue:  Avatar Recording Studios 
Length: 7 Minutes 42 Secs. 
Quartet for Strings no 5 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brooklyn Rider
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1991; USA 
Venue:  Avatar Recording Studios 
Length: 21 Minutes 30 Secs. 

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