• Philip Glass
  • Glass Pieces (1983)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

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  • 2(pic).2.2.2tsx.2/2.2.1+btbn.1/perc/pf.syn/str
  • 22 min

Programme Note

Choroegrapher Jerome Robbins mashes concepts from postmodern dance into the traditional ballet vocabulary, infusing the work with a distinctly urban energy. The reoccuring rhythms, continuous momentum, and endlessly shifting patterns of the ensemble combine to create a physical architecture for Glass’s music. Glass Pieces uses Philip Glass' ‘Rubric’ and ‘Façades’ from Glassworks and excerpts from his opera Akhnaten. It premiered in 1983 with New York City Ballet.