Fantastic playing regardless of what you think of Glass on guitar. They have really worked out these arrangements. Dublin Guitar Quartet with Brian Bolger, Pat Brunnock, Tomas O’Durcain, and Michael O’Toole play Philip Glass String Quartet No. 2 via NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert and their YouTube channel.
The NPR Quote:
“Don’t ask the members of the Dublin Guitar Quartet to play the time-honored classics of the Spanish repertoire. They might play traditional Spanish style classical guitars, but they’re not your standard guitar ensemble. The Dubliners are strictly devoted to contemporary music. They’ve been commissioning new pieces and adapting others for both acoustic and electric guitars since 2002, when the group formed at the Dublin Conservatory of Music and Drama.
Dressed more like stylish bankers than hipsters, the musicians filed behind Bob Boilen’s desk in matching suits and proceeded to make string quartet music by Philip Glass shine in a completely new way.”
Glass: String Quartet No. 2, “Company,” Mvts. II & III
Glass: String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima,” Mvt. III, “1934: Grandmother & Kimitake”
Glass: String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima,” Mvt. II, “November 25: Ichigaya”
Glass: String Quartet No. 3, “Mishima,” Mvt. IV, “1962: Body Building”