Glass: How Now Strung Out / Debut Concert 1968
Label: Orange Mountain
Catalog: OMM 0093
Philip Glass (organ), Dorothy Pixley-Rothchild (violin)
This new release from Orange Mountain Music presents Philip Glass' first concert ever in what the composer considers his "debut." The concert took place in May 1968 at the Film Makers Cinematheque in New York City. The performance was the first "all-Glass" concert ever and featured solo works and duets with visual elements. This recording captures two of the solo works on the program including Glass himself performing How Now for solo organ and Strung Out for solo amplified violin performed by the legendary Dorothy Pixley-Rothchild for whom Glass had previously written a violin concerto for in 1960. It was soon after this concert that Glass started his own ensemble for which he wrote many new works.