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Philip Glass, The Smith Quartet - Complete String Quartets


2String Quartet No.4: "BUCZAK"(22:52)
3II Part 27:28
6I Part 18:48
10String Quartet No.1(16:16)
11V "Blood Oath"2:51
13II "November 25: Ichigaya"1:14
15String Quartet No.5(24:24)
17VI "Mishima/Closing (End Credits)"2:50
19String Quartet No.2: "Company"(8:34)
20III "Grandmother And Kimitake"3:19
23IV "1962: Body Building"1:42
24I "1957: Award Montage"4:08
25String Quartet No.3: "Mishima"(16:04)


  • CelloDeirdre Cooper
  • Composed ByPhilip Glass
  • Cover [Cover Image]IStock
  • Design, ArtworkWoven Design
  • EngineerAlexander Van Ingen
  • EnsembleThe Smith Quartet
  • Photography ByTas Kyprianou
  • Producer, Edited ByTim Oldham
  • ViolaNic Pendlebury
  • ViolinDarragh Morgan, Ian Humphries


Recorded July 26-28, 2007.


  • Barcode: 635212011720
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 1): FLE SIGCD117
  • Matrix / Runout (Disc 2): FLE SIGCD117-2


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Signum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Signum Records
  • Recorded At – St. Paul's Church, Deptford
  • Pressed By – DOCdata UK


By 2008, Philip Glass had written five string quartets, between 1966 and 1991, and the British Smith Quartet has collected them all in this Signum release. The album is an intriguing testimony to the variety of Glass' output and the ways his music has evolved. The first quartet, in two slow movements, written in 1966 soon after he had completed his studies with Nadia Boulanger and had had his first exposure to the music of Ravi Shankar, would probably not be recognizable as a work by Glass to listeners only familiar with his music with repetitive structures. Album 2008 20 Songs. String Quartet No. 3: Mishima: November 25: Ichigaya. By Philip Glass. 3: Mishima: Grandmother and Kimitake. 3: Mishima: 1962: Body Building. 3: Mishima: Blood Oath. Philip Glass & Kevin Volans: String Quartets - The Duke Quartet. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей коллекцией. 2: Company. Compositori: Philip Glass. Durata totale:1 h 28 min. 3: Mishima: 1957: Award Montage. The Smith Quartet. Philip Glass: Complete String Quartets. 3: Mishima: Grandmother And Kimitake. 5 - Part 5, 07:58. The Smith Quartet's finely shaded double-disc survey of Philip Glass' Quartets is an elegant rebuke to those of us who just don't get Glass. Quartet No 1 1966 marked the young composer's rejection of the Parisian avant garde, yet its austere, lyrical beauty owes as much to his teacher Nadia Boulanger as it does to its inspiration, Indian classical music. On the same disc, Quartet No 5 1991 is a world away in its confident orchestral gestures and broad, ringing tones. On the other disc, Quartets 2, 3 and 4 merge kaleidoscopically despite the performers' valiant attempts to inject variety. More about: Music Paris Parlophone Records Teachers . Listen free to Philip Glass Philip Glass: Complete String Quartets String Quartet No. 3: Mishima: 1957: Award Montage, String Quartet No. 3: Mishima: November 25: Ichigaya and more. 20 tracks 88:25. 5 - Part 5. Philip Glass. Other Albums by The Smith Quartet. String Quartets 5 & 4: Chamber Music, Vol. Ghost Stories. Different Trains. Steve Reich. Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 1. Glass, Philip : Quartet for Strings no 5. Following the critically acclaimed albums, 'Different Trains' and 'Ghost Stories', Signum is pleased to announce the release of The Smith Quartet's latest album, the complete string quartets by the world acclaimed composer, Philip Glass. Over a time span of 25 years, Glass completed 8 quartets the 3 earliest were withdrawn drawing on the influences of Bach to Shostakovich, as well as exterior musical sources: dance, theatre and film. Clear-cut, polished performances by The Smith Quartet give the listener an excellent taster of a quartet at the forefront of contempora

Philip Glass, The Smith Quartet - Complete String Quartets
Performer: Philip Glass, The Smith Quartet
Genre: Classic
Title: Complete String Quartets
Country: Europe
Released: 2008
Style: Contemporary
MP3 album: 1253 mb
FLAC album: 2563 mb
Source: 2 × CD, Album
№ Cat: SIGCD117
Label: Signum Classics