Philip Glass  (b 1937) String Quartet No 2 “Company” crotchet = 96 crotchet = 60 crotchet = 96 crotchet = 160 This quartet was written in 1983 as a series of interludes in the play, “Company,” by Frederick Neuman, based on the novella by Samuel Beckett.  It is made up of four movements, all given metronome speeds rather than conventional indications of style or speed.  The style, as in other pieces of Philip Glass is often called “minimalist” in that each movement is made up of oscillating fragmentary patterns that build up changing textures.  It is often said that the repetitions create an hypnotic effect.  Glass has written music for several contemporary films, three of which have been nominated for Academy Awards.  His output is extensive, including many operas and chamber operas, concertos and 10 symphonies.  We believe this is first time a Philip Glass quartet has been performed in Cornwall.   Sit back and enjoy the Glass, “sound world.”
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Philip Glass  (b 1937) String Quartet No 2 “Company” crotchet = 96 crotchet = 60 crotchet = 96 crotchet = 160 This quartet was written in 1983 as a series of interludes in the play, “Company,” by Frederick Neuman, based on the novella by Samuel Beckett.  It is made up of four movements, all given metronome speeds rather than conventional indications of style or speed.  The style, as in other pieces of Philip Glass is often called “minimalist” in that each movement is made up of oscillating fragmentary patterns that build up changing textures.  It is often said that the repetitions create an hypnotic effect.  Glass has written music for several contemporary films, three of which have been nominated for Academy Awards.  His output is extensive, including many operas and chamber operas, concertos and 10 symphonies.  We believe this is first time a Philip Glass quartet has been performed in Cornwall.   Sit back and enjoy the Glass, “sound world.”