Glass: In the summer house Angela Chun

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Label: harmonia mundi

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Instrumental

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  • Nico Muhly (1981 - ): Four Studies:
  • 1I. Suspensions04:24
  • 2II. Fast Canons03:51
  • 3III. Slow Canons03:52
  • 4IV. Open notes02:56
  • 5Honest Music07:17
  • Philip Glass (1937 - ):
  • 6Mad Rush14:48
  • In The Summer House:
  • 7I. In the Summer House. II. My One and Only Hope. III. Gertrude's Pradise.03:28
  • 8IV. Mr. Solares' Picnic Lunch. V. [-]02:47
  • 9VI. Molly Is a Dreamer. VII. Enter Vivian. VIII. The Beach/Lionel & Molly.02:35
  • 10XI. Vivian's Death [conclusion]. XII. Gertrude Leaves Summer House02:41
  • 11XIII. Left Alone01:01
  • 12XIV. The Lobster Bowl. XV. Back to Sad Things. XVI. I Knew You Would Come Back [excerpt]. XI. Vivian's Death [beginning].03:13
  • 13XVII. When I was a Little Girl03:43
  • Total Runtime56:36

Info for Glass: In the summer house

This recital of music, especially written or arranged for violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun, highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass s work. Nico Muhly first listened to Philip Glass 'Music in Twelve Parts' in his freshman year of college, while riding the subway in New York. Within a year of that subway encounter, Muhly found himself working at Glass studio as a copyist, editor, and sequencer for film scores. Here Glass is presented not as the author of mammoth pieces like 'Music in Twelve Parts', but as a miniaturist; a role shared with Muhly, who rarely composes in epic mode. The making of this recording has been an inspiring journey for the Chung Duo: a 2009 meeting with the Dalai Lama affected the sisters deeply and led them to the music of Philip Glass, whose 'Mad Rush' (here transcribed by Alexandra du Bois for two violins) had been composed for His Holiness first visit to North America in 1981.

Angela Chun, violin
Jennifer Chun, violin
Nico Muhly, piano

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