• Philip Glass
  • King Lear Overture (2019)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

Commissioned by the New York Philharmonic, Jaap van Zweden, Music Director.

  • 2+2pic.2.2+Ebcl+bcl.2/4.3.2+btbn.1/timp.perc/pf.cel.2hp/str
  • 10 min

Programme Note

The King Lear Overture was conceived after the extended time I spent with the play in its 2019 Broadway presentation with Glenda Jackson. However, it is musically a completely new version of this subject matter. I envisioned this in a similar style as the overture in Opera. —Philip Glass



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