On this new recording from Orange Mountain Music, pianist Paul Barnes (OMM0008, OMM0036, OMM0107) and renowned string quartet Brooklyn Rider (OMM0074, OMM0119) collaborate on a new album of music by Philip Glass including two world premiere recordings of major works.
The album begins with Philip Glass’s 2018 Piano Quintet “Annunciation” based on the “Hymn of the Annunciation” from the Greek Orthodox tradition. The other major work receiving a premiere recording is Glass’s 2018 String Quartet No.8. The album is rounded out with shorter pieces “Pendulum” (2010) for violin and piano and Glass’s 2017 “Quartet Satz,” an homage to Schubert’s Quartettsatz.
The album closes with an a cappella version of the Greek Annunciation theme sung by Paul Barnes.