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