℗ 2008 Signum Records
Released March 3, 2008
Duration 1h 28m 35s
Record Label Signum Records
Catalogue No. SICD117
Genre Classical (Chamber Music)
 

Philip Glass: Complete String Quartets

The Smith Quartet

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String Quartet No.3: "Mishima"  
1.1
I. "1957: Award Montage"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
4:08
1.2
II. "November 25: Ichigaya"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
1:14
1.3
III. "Grandmother And Kimitake"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
3:19
1.4
IV. "1962: Body Building"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
1:42
1.5
V. "Blood Oath"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
2:51
1.6
VI. "Mishima/Closing (End Credits)"
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
2:57
String Quartet No.2: "Company"  
1.7
I.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
2:51
1.8
II.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
1:49
1.9
III.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
1:46
1.10
IV.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
2:19
String Quartet No.4: "Buczak"  
1.11
I.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
7:30
1.12
II.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
8:25
1.13
III.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
6:57
String Quartet No.1  
2.1
I. Part 1
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
8:48
2.2
II. Part 2
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
7:36
String Quartet No.5  
2.3
I.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
1:35
2.4
II.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
3:12
2.5
III.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
6:30
2.6
IV.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
5:08
2.7
V.
Philip Glass; The Smith Quartet
7:58
Digital Booklet
"The Smith Quartet's thoughtful and measured performance allows subtle metric, linear and textural features to rise unassumingly to the surface, enhanced on this recording by a clear, balanced stereo image and played with characteristic precision and projection by the ensemble." - Gramophone On this double album recorded in 2007 to celebrate the 70th birthday of Philip Glass, the Smith Quartet presents the world-acclaimed composer's complete string quartets. Over a time span of 25 years, Glass completed eight quartets (the three earliest were withdrawn) showing influences of Bach to Shostakovich as well as exterior musical sources: dance, theatre and film. The recording features clear-cut, polished performances by an ensemble at the forefront of contemporary music.
44.1 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Signum Records Studio Masters

Recorded at St. Paul’s Church, Deptford, UK, 26 - 28 July 2007 Producer: Tim Oldham Engineer: Alexander van Ingen Editor: Tim Oldham Cover Image: iStock Booklet Images © Tas Kyprianou Design and Artwork: Woven Design
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Album average
Range of values
-3.47
-8.92 to 0.00
-24.57
-29.56 to -19.68
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11 to 15
1.1
I. "1957: Award Montage"
-3.90-24.4212
1.2
II. "November 25: Ichigaya"
-5.72-26.1011
1.3
III. "Grandmother And Kimitake"
-0.09-22.1613
1.4
IV. "1962: Body Building"
-1.72-20.4511
1.5
V. "Blood Oath"
-5.85-26.5014
1.6
VI. "Mishima/Closing (End Credits)"
-8.92-29.5612
1.7
I.
-7.73-25.4111
1.8
II.
-1.00-21.0313
1.9
III.
0.00-23.1415
1.10
IV.
-7.57-29.4213
1.11
I.
-0.33-23.8315
1.12
II.
-8.39-28.2312
1.13
III.
-1.90-24.8415
2.1
I. Part 1
-2.77-25.3813
2.2
II. Part 2
-3.20-27.0814
2.3
I.
-3.96-25.3312
2.4
II.
-5.64-25.1511
2.5
III.
0.00-20.9313
2.6
IV.
-0.80-22.7313
2.7
V.
0.00-19.6812

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