Philip Glass – Rework: Philip Glass Remixed

Philip Glass - From The Philip Glass Recording Archive Volume VI: The Music of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso (2011)

Philip Glass - From The Philip Glass Recording Archive Volume VI: The Music of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso (2011)
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Genre: Minimalism, Ethnic Music | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0066 | Time: 00:59:15

From the Philip Glass Archive is a series of releases from Orange Mountain Music which seeks to document archival and unreleased material or reissue classic albums by Philip Glass. The current volume, the sixth, features a collaboration between Glass and African musician Foday Musa Suso from a score they both worked on in the 1990s. The work was incidental music to the play The Screens by Jean Genet and was directed by JoAnne Akalaitis. Glass described the collaboration as the closest thing he had come to at that point of a true collaboration with both artists contributing original pieces and both working on many in the score together. The Screens was originally released on Point Music in the late 1990s. Orange Mountain Music is also pleased to present this remastered version with the inclusion of two bonus tracks of Philip Glass and Foday Musa Suso LIVE, recorded in New York in 2009.
Philip Glass - From the Philip Glass recording Archive Volume II - Orchestral Music

Philip Glass - From the Philip Glass recording Archive Volume II - Orchestral Music
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 294 MB
CD Date: July 31, 2007 | Orange Mountain Music

From the Philip Glass Archive – Vol. 2: Orchestral Music represents the second release in a series discs to be released on Orange Mountain Music from the vast archive of recordings made in the last 40 years of Philip Glass’ incredible recording career. These recordings span the entire range of Philip Glass’ compositional activities and will include music for film, theater, dance, and concert hall in a wide variety of scores including chamber music, solo instruments and orchestral works.
Glass – From the Philip Glass Recording Archive Vol.II – Orchestral Music

Glass – From the Philip Glass Recording Archive Vol.II – Orchestral Music
Classical | 2007 | 49'53 | EAC/FLAC+CUE | Front JPG | 275 MB

Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelstrom (2002)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 15, 2017
Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelstrom (2002)

Philip Glass - A Descent into the Maelström (2002)
The Philip Glass Ensemble; Michael Riesman, musical director

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 383 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 152 Mb | Scans included
Minimalism, Modern Ballet | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM 0005 | 01:05:09

In 1986 Mr. Glass was commissioned to create and bring a piece to the Adelaide Festival of Arts in Adelaide, Australia. He chose to write a piece based on the Edgar Allan Poe short story "A Descent into the Maelström" and invited collaborators dancer/choreographer Molissa Fenley, set designer Eamon D’Arcy and theatre director Mathew McGuire to participate. They transformed Edgar Allan Poe's vertiginous short story of being swept into a huge and terrible whirlpool by a raging hurricane that "the oldest seaman in Norway never experienced" into a Musical/Dance/Theatre extravganza. This compelling, propulsive piece of music premiered in March, 1986 at the Adelaide Festival of Arts and was only performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble during the week of the festival in Australia. Consequently, it has had very little exposure to Philip Glass' audience. This little known recording of this powerful piece of classic Glass music was made when the Philip Glass Ensemble was at one of its peaks. It was also done in possibly one of the best settings for Philip Glass and his musicians– musical theatre.

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)  Music

Posted by Designol at Dec. 10, 2015
Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)
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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0105 | Time: 00:42:32

Following the recent successful albums of his transcriptions of music by Philip Glass, pianist Michael Riesman presents a new album of solo transcriptions and arrangements from Philip Glass's opera Beauty and the Beast. In Glass's music, the power of the creative and the raw world of nature, represented respectively by Beauty and the Beast, finally emerges and allows the world of imagination to take flight.
Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)
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Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.

Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003 [Repost]  Music

Posted by Designol at Oct. 28, 2015
Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003 [Repost]

Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003
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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Sony Classical | # SMK87969 | Time: 00:42:23

The Photographer is a three-part mixed media performance accompanied by music (also sometimes referred to as a chamber opera) by composer Philip Glass. The libretto is based on the life and homicide trial of 19th-century American photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Commissioned by the Holland Festival, the opera was first performed in 1982 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet (2015)

Philip Glass - String Quartet No. 5; Suite from Dracula; String Sextet (2015)
Carducci String Quartet; Cian O'Duill, viola; Gemma Rosefield, cello

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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naxos | # 8.559766 | Time: 01:05:09

Of Philip Glass' conventionally scored chamber works, his String Quartet No. 5 is probably the best-known, in part because the Kronos Quartet and the Smith Quartet have given it first-rate recordings, but also because its more traditional approach and neo-romantic feeling hold a special attraction for a broad audience. This five-movement work has Glass' characteristic patterns and pulses, at least as they developed from his hard-edged, amplified minimalism of the 1970s to softer acoustic textures over the course of the 1980s, though the music is much more melodically contoured and expressive. This 2015 release by the Carducci String Quartet adds another title to the work's growing discography, and it is a wonderful performance by musicians who have a strong sympathy for Glass' idiom. It is programmed with the Suite from Dracula, a soundtrack Glass composed for the Tod Browning film, Dracula (1931), and Michael Riesman's arrangement of the Symphony No. 4, "Heroes," here presented as the String Sextet.
Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011

Kronos Quartet - Music by Sculthorpe, Sallinem, Glass, Nancarrow, Hendrix (1986) Reissue 2011
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Genre: Chamber Music, Minimalism, Avant-Garde | Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79111-2 | Time: 00:49:11

To say this barrier-breaking string quartet plays modern music is an understatement. All of the five composers showcased on this audacious recording were born in the 20th century. Minimalist Philip Glass is among the best known of the five, whose works cannot possibly be mistaken with anything from the baroque or classical periods. This particular foursome illustrates the grace, beauty, and even power of a string quartet, but goes well beyond. In the words of first violinist and leader David Harrington, "I've always wanted the string quartet to be vital, and energetic, and alive, and cool, and not afraid to kick ass and be absolutely beautiful and ugly if it has to be." The album-ending cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Purple Haze" must be heard to be believed.

VA - Glass Cuts [Philip Glass: Remixed] (2005) [Repost]  

Posted by Designol at April 1, 2015
VA - Glass Cuts [Philip Glass: Remixed] (2005) [Repost]

VA - Glass Cuts [Philip Glass: Remixed] (2005)
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Genre: Electronic, Ambient, Techno, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0023 | Time: 01:10:00

In some circles Philip Glass is known as "The Godfather of Trance" and that popularity has led many young producer/musicians from around the world to create remixes of his music. Glass's own label Orange Mountain Music has put together its most unusual CD to date with this collection of 13 exciting remix tracks, some unsolicited, covering a wide selection of his pieces - from vocal, instrumental and orchestral music to film scores. These absorbing new interpretations of Philip's work represent a very diverse programme without any one dominant style - dance, techno, trance, ambient and downtempo influences are all there.