Friday, April 14, 2017

Weekend Glass Music

Philip Glass is one of the most influential composers of the last century. In 1985, he composed the music for "Mishima: A Life In Four Chapters," a film by Paul Schrader. His "Mishima/Closing" is, in our opinion, one of his most beautiful, haunting works (a big h/t to our Silver Spring Bureau Chief and musical curator Brian). It's so lovely, in fact, we'd like you to experience the versions both for string quartet and for piano.

This is The Catalyst Quartet version (String Quartet No. 3 "Mishima":VI. Mishima/Closing):

Now, the piano version played by Philip Glass:

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