On Sunday's Sound Out on RTÉ lyric fm, Ian McGlynn introduces a world-premiere broadcast of Pendulum by legendary American composer Philip Glass.
The new recording is performed by the renowned Fidelio Trio; Irish violinist Darragh Morgan and pianist Mary Dullea (piano), and Israeli cellist Adi Tal. Darragh spoke to lyric fm about the recording, saying that this was a work Glass had composed some years back, but hadn't wanted to record it until now.
Listen to Pendulum via the Sound Out Spotify playlist:
Glass composed Pendulum to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the American Civil Liberties Union, and it premiered at a private concert on Ellis Island in September 2010. And when time came to commit it to a recording, he approached the Fidelio Trio to come to New York to work with him. They had worked with the composer many times before, and Darragh said the Trio found it to be a very generous and collaborative process, working with both the composer and producer Michael Riesman.
The Trio will be recording again with Philip Glass for a full album release next year. But before that, they have a busy Summer ahead, with performances of new Irish music by Donnacha Dennehy and Kevin Volans, plus another album recording featuring the chamber music of Gerald Barry.
Sound Out, RTÉ lyric fm, Sundays at 9pm