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Challenging Cello / Bass Passage in Philip Glass's "King Lear Overture"
Seeded by newyorkphilharmonic on 19 Sep 2019
Author: New York Philharmonic
“Each one of us has to make a pact with the devil. The passage in Philip Glass’s 'King Lear Overture' is a cool challenge. We jump back and forth between barring, playing open strings, and mechanical fingering. It’s not unlike Strauss’s use of ties — where he might tie an entire bar together — or the vicious slurred passage for bass in the finale of Beethoven 9, or the two pages of non-stop triplets in Wagner’s 'Lohengrin.'” — Principal Bass Timothy Cobb For more information visit Subscribe at Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: Tumblr: