Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (1995), Philip Glass
Philip Glass' music lives up to his name. It's translucent and seamless, with gently shifting keys and changing colors.
Wednesday in the University at Buffalo Student Union Theater, Glass himself alluded to its transparency. Discussing the Concerto for Saxophone Quartet and Orchestra, the second work on the program, he said, "We call it an unforgiving piece because you can hear everything." He smiled. "Whatever goes wrong, you hear. Whatever goes right, you just enjoy." Read more »