Glass: String Quartets Nos.1-4 (String Quartets Nos. 1-4) CD
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The real surprise here is Quartet No.4 'Buczak', a vibrant, fresh and searching quartet which, though never free of Glass' trademark preference for melody and pulse, is nevertheless much closer to a 'classical' quartet, recalling memories of Dvorak, amongst others. This beautifully played lyrical piece has melody to spare, and the excitement of new country being explored, and was a beguiling and unexpected delight. Well worth acquiring.
Highly recommended- and others have said the same to me.
Glass' work covers all sorts of formats but I find his quartets to be particularly engaging. Beauty; tragedy; stress. It's all here. I expected no less than great composing.
I bought this off a shelf in a shop (unusual these days I know) without checking for reviews. I'm glad I did because I've found it to be a recording of great quality. The quartet are so finely balanced and clear. I've played it once through and I'm listening again as I write. Bargain disc.
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