Label: Orange Mountain
Complete string quartets (Nos. 1-5) / world premiere recording of Suite from BENT for String Quartet, a work culled from Glass's 1997
The New York based string quartet Brooklyn Rider performs the complete Philip Glass string quartets including the early String Quartet No.1 (1966) and a world premiere recording of Glass's score to the 1997 film BENT starring Mick Jagger, Clive Owen, and Ian McKellen on this new 2-disc set titled Brooklyn Rider plays Philip Glass.
Glass's string quartets include his score to the Samuel Beckett play Company (String Quartet No.2), the Paul Schrader film on the life of Japanese writer Yukio Mishima (String Quartet No.3 "Mishima") and an elegiac remembrance of artist Paul Buczak in String Quartet No.4 "Buczak."
The fast-rising Brooklyn Rider is violinists Johnny Gandelsman, Colin Jacobsen, violist Nicholas Cords, and cellist Eric Jacobsen. The group tours extensively in the USA and abroad. Upcoming performances include the world premiere performance of Suite from Bent for String Quartet at New York's Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall with a program which includes Glass's Mishima quartet.