Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass on Nonesuch
Music by Philip Glass / Michael Nyman
|PHILIP GLASS: STRING QUARTET NO. 5 (1991)|
|MICHAEL NYMAN: STRING QUARTET NO. 3 (1990)|
|PHILIP GLASS: STRING QUARTET NO. 4 "BUCZAK" (1990)|
All music is a reflection of the time in which it was written. This is true of not only baroque and romantic music, but also minimalist music, which emerged in the United States in the last third of the 20th century. Its inexorably pounding rhythm depicts the merciless rush of our modern age, while its endlessly wallowing harmony responds to the need to escape reality via trance-like states.
This recording of string quartets by two typical exponents of minimalism is intended to help a style of music which was more than just a passing fad find its rightful place in the history of music. We hope that minimalist music will come to be held in the same high regard as the music of other epochs. Finally, as far as our quartet is concerned, this CD documents a deliqhtful time full of enthusiasm spent together.
t.e.c.c. quartet: Philipp Beckert, violin. Constanze Sandmann, violin. Heiko Mürbe, viola. Clemens Krieger, cello.
Production: Kristina Bahr. Recorded in June 1996 at Studiogalerie Kaditzsch / Denkmalschmiede Höfgen. Recording and Edition: Thomas Wieber.
Photos: Kristina Bahr, Ullrich Eichenhauer. ISRC DE-L52-96-05001-10.
© Denkmalschmiede Höfgen GmbH. 436, D-04668 Grimma (Germany).