Glass Notes: Brooklyn Rider and the Music of Philip Glass

On a July afternoon in 2006 while I was living in Brooklyn, only a few months after I started working for Orange Mountain Music, I saw listed in the magazine Time Out New York that Glass’ String Quartet No.3 “Mishima” would be performed at Barge Music. For those who don’t know, Barge Music is what … Continue reading “Glass Notes: Brooklyn Rider and the Music of Philip Glass”

The Piano Etudes – Recordings

Since their publication in December 2014, Philip Glass’ piano études have been enthusiastically embraced by pianists around the world.  At the outset of Glass’ career as a composer part of his professional strategy was holding back scores from publication. The idea had two motivations behind it: independence and pecuniary.  Regarding independence, it wasn’t at all … Continue reading “The Piano Etudes – Recordings”

Symphony No.5 Live Video Stream Tonight & Tomorrow

FREE Friday, May 19, 8pm Saturday, May 20, 8pm Trinity Church, Broadway at Wall Street The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Downtown Voices, Trinity Youth Chorus, and NOVUS NY Julian Wachner for More Information Click here Written to mark the turn of the millennium, Philip Glass’s Symphony No. 5 manifests Gustav Mahler’s opinion that “The … Continue reading “Symphony No.5 Live Video Stream Tonight & Tomorrow”

Philip Glass – Piano Concerto No.3 (UPDATED)

A number of orchestra’s have announced their 2017-18 seasons and many of them are part of the commission of the new Piano Concerto No.3 by Philip Glass who has composed the new concerto for the phenomenal Simone Dinnerstein. Glass composed his first piano concerto, the Tirol Concerto for piano & orchestra in 2000 for pianist/conductor Dennis … Continue reading “Philip Glass – Piano Concerto No.3 (UPDATED)”

Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,

April, usually a quiet month in terms of music, the sort of stretch of the season when the weather is getting nice and the indoor seasons are winding down, has turned out to be a hotbed for music featuring Glass’ music. All throughout the month Gidon Kremer’s Kremerata Baltica has been touring Glass’ music from … Continue reading “Upcoming Events: La Belle et la Bete in NYC, Kremerate Baltica on tour, Symphony No.11 in Brisbane, Einstein in Dortmund,”

Symphony No.5 in New York next month!

It was just announced that next month, Trinity Wall Street will be performing Philip Glass’ mammoth Symphony No.5 conducted by Julian Wachner. Glass’grand millennial symphony hasn’t been heard in New York since the year 2000 with Dennis Russell Davies leading the Brooklyn Philharmonic. The piece received sporadic performances, mostly in Europe, but seems to be … Continue reading “Symphony No.5 in New York next month!”