Listen: Philip Glass and Tim Fain

Live from The Met Museum's Iconic Temple of Dendur

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

On Saturday, April 21 at 7 pm ET, Q2 Music presented a live audio Webcast of composer-pianist Philip Glass and violinist Tim Fain's sold-out performance from The Met Museum's majestic Temple of Dendur. 

Hosted by WQXR's Terrance McKnight, the 75th birthday tribute to one of the 21st century's most influential and respected composers features some of Glass's recent and lesser-known chamber works for violin and piano.

Tim Fain, the recipient of both an Avery Fisher Career Grant and a Young Concert Artists International Award, met Glass during a recent tour of the composer's Book of Longing, a 2007 song cycle based on the poetry and artwork of Leonard Cohen, where Fain was the solo violinist. The two quickly agreed to work together again and in the Netherlands in May of 2011, Fain premiered the Partita for Solo Violin in Seven Movements, written specifically for him by Glass.


Mad Rush
Partita for Solo Violin in Seven Movements
Metamorphosis 4 and 5
The Screens: France / The Orchard / The French Lieutenant      
Glassworks: Closing  
Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play No. 2

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Comments [2]

David Vaughan from New York NY

Bronislava Nijinska was Vaslav Nijinsky's sister, and a great choreographer in her own right. She was indeed a friend of Sergei Rachmaninov, and also a lover of Chaliapin. Many people, including myself, believe that her version of Stravinky's Les Noces is the greatest ballet of the 20th century. I always enjoy your commentaries!
David Vaughan

May. 29 2012 08:09 PM
AF from Long Island, New York

As of late, mobility problems have prevented my travelling into Manhattan from Long Island to attend the many concerts, recitals, operas, etc., I used to enjoy there. Hence, I am extremely appreciative when any of these are broadcast on the radio and/or internet!

And I am especially grateful for this Phillip Glass program, since he is one of my favorite composers. I believe his music should be heard more often on the "regular" WQXR. His 9th Symphony sold out Carnegie Hall on January 31 of this year, that same symphony made news because of its record sales on iTunes, and tonight's concert at the Met Museum was sold out. Sounds like main stream status to me!

Apr. 21 2012 09:00 PM

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