una cierta mirada via FlickrOn the other hand, I've never particularly warmed up to Music in Contrary Motion, be it the chamber version or the one for organ. I apparently like my repetition with more clarity and less rigor. Bach is good, though.
Tim Page on Chester Novello:
Contrary Motion, composed in 1969, is a work for solo organ in which pedal points add a functional harmony (A minor) and there is something faintly Bach-ian about its stern, rigorous counterpoint. Contrary Motion was written in what Glass calls "open form" — it never really ends, it just stops. The expanding figures upon which it is constructed could, theoretically, continue augmenting forever. Should an interpreter care to take it that far, a performance lasting hours, even days, would be possible.
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