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New York, NY (Music in 12 Parts)

October 27

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Saturday, October 27, 2018 • 6:00pm

Philip Glass premiered Music in Twelve Parts at Town Hall in 1974.

Music in Twelve Parts, written by Philip Glass between 1971 and 1974, is a deliberate, encyclopedic compendium of some techniques of repetition the composer had been evolving since the mid 1960s. It holds an important place in Glass’s repertory – not only from a historical vantage point (as the longest and most ambitious concert piece for the Philip Glass Ensemble) but from a purely aesthetic standard as well, because Music in Twelve Parts is both a massive theoretical exercise and a deeply engrossing work of art. (Tim Page)


October 27