Glass: Complete String Quartets

Following on from the critically acclaimed albums, Different Trains and Ghost Stories, Signum is pleased to announce the release of The Smith Quartet’s latest album, the complete string quartets by the world-acclaimed composer, Philip Glass.

Over a time span of 25 years, Glass completed 8 quartets (the 3 earliest were withdrawn) drawing on the influences of Bach to Shostakovich, as well as exterior musical sources: dance, theatre and film.

SIGCD117  88 minutes 14 seconds (2 discs)
'If success was measured according to output and sales units alone, Glass would be head and shoulders above his contemporaries … played with characteristic precision and projection by the ensembl ...
'Glass weaves filigree tapestries given polished, finely detailed airings by the virtuoso Brits' (The Observer)
'How long before the Kronos is labelled the 'American Smith Quartet'? … they are ahead of the curve at generating new repertoire and taking the experimental back-catalogue seriously' (Classic FM ...