A Christmas Carol - Tom Lehrer - An Evening Wasted With Tom Lehrer compositions of Philip Glass have rarely been transcribed to new instrumental settings, partly because Glass has presented his music both as a compositional and a performance-and-marketing entity, and thus controlled its distribution.
There's no obstacle to performing them in new instrumental combinations, however, for they contain little in the way of orchestrational subtlety or especially idiomatic instrumental writing. This album, released on the composer's own Orange Mountain Music label, shows something of what's possible. The Dublin Guitar Quartet from Ireland, not California performs four of Glass ' string quartets from the middle of the range of his six at this writing. The guitar sound has a slightly different relationship to the original in each case.
In the second and fourth quartets, which make up the first half of the program, the guitars actually sharpen the edge of the music, revealing details of phrasing that with strings would be lost in the wall of Glassian lyricism. In the String Quartet No. And in the String Quartet No.
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