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Kronos on Glass’ Sixth String Quartet


“It’s hard to describe harmony, but there are moments when you recognize
the world of Philip Glass as created over many years,” says the
violinist. “You recognize that you are a part of that world, but it
feels like an extremity. It’s like John Sherba, our other violinist, was
saying the other day: ‘It feels like a late quartet.’ It’s like there’s
nothing wasted, nothing superfluous. It’s like everything is
focused—and I think all of his quartets are that way, but somehow this
one is even more that way, really.”

The world premiere of Philip Glass' String Quartet No.6, written 22 years after String Quartet No.5, will take place in Vancouver in three days on Oct.19 at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

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