Glass - Dracula (Soundtrack) | Orange Mountain Music OMM0111

Glass - Dracula (Soundtrack)

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Label: Orange Mountain Music

Cat No: OMM0111

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Soundtrack

Release Date: 30th September 2016

Contents

Artists

Kronos Quartet

Works

Glass, Philip

Dracula

Artists

Kronos Quartet

About

Orange Mountain is pleased to announce the reissued CD album of Philip Glass's 1998 score to the 1931 film Dracula starring Bela Lugosi. For his new score, Philip Glass tapped the all-star Kronos Quartet and wrote specifically for them.

In the late-1990s Universal Pictures approached composer Philip Glass to compose a new score for one of its classic monster movies. Glass chose to compose a score for Tod Browning's 1931 Dracula because it never had an original score of its own. He composed the work for string quartet to evoke an ancient sound and now almost 20 years later Glass and Kronos continue to perform the music live to film around the world.

In the end Glass's music gave the film new life, perhaps adding something that had been missing before there was music: structure and pacing and above all a new sense of mystery and soul.

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