Philip Glass The World of Philip Glass

Philip Glass - The Witches of Venice  Music

Posted by trackball at June 9, 2009
Philip Glass - The Witches of Venice

Philip Glass - The Witches of Venice
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC tracks, No CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 486 MB
CD Date: November 14, 2006 | Orange Mountain Music

Fantasy, adventure, magic, monsters, fairies, witches, kings and queens are all part of the world created by Caldecott Medal winning Beni Montresor and acclaimed composer Philip Glass in this children's opera-ballet that was originally created for the world's most famous opera house, Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. The piece was based on Montresor's children's book, The Witches of Venice.
Glass's most famous works are often large scale and very serious in nature. His works for the stage, screen and opera house such as Einstein on the Beach, Symphony No. 6 "Plutonian Ode" and his famous Koyaanisqatsi all fit that description.

Philip Glass - The Music of Candyman  Music

Posted by Bodger at May 2, 2009
Philip Glass - The Music of Candyman

Philip Glass - The Music of Candyman
Soundtrack | mp3 | 320kbps | 121.8MB
Orange Mountain Music (2001)
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)
EAC | APE | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 358 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 192 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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 Fog of War  Music

Posted by trackball at May 20, 2009
Philip Glass - The Fog of War

Philip Glass - The Fog of War
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 368 MB
CD Date: December 2, 2003 | Orange Mountain Music

How do you write music for a story that encompasses the 20th Century…? A story that also combines elements of caprice and destiny. And at its center a story that asks whether war is inevitable, unavoidable, part of human nature. This is my third collaboration with Philip Glass, and I cannot think of who else could have written the music. I once told Philip that he creates a feeling of existential dread better than anyone else I know of. And this is a movie filled with existential dread. I like to think of it as music for the apocalypse, where the apocoalypse is not so much the end of the world but just more of what we've seen before, more of the same.

Philip Glass - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass  Music

Posted by trackball at May 14, 2009
Philip Glass - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass

Philip Glass - Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 294 MB
CD Date: February 7, 1995 | Nonesuch

Philip Glass' string quartets may contain his most intimate music. They are works through which a very public composer, perhaps the most important opera reformer of our age and a longstanding collaborator in large-scale music theater, holds up a mirror to himself and his way of composing.
Even Glass' most loyal listeners may be surprised to learn that he has written eight quartets to date. His first three compositions, he says, were string quartets — student works, now discarded. His first numbered quartet was written in 1966, in Paris, shortly after Glass had finished his studies there with Nadia Boulanger and had been introduced to the music of India by Ravi Shankar. It is the culmination of Glass' earliest attempts at a highly reductive style, containing a series of short sections comprised of tiny repeated motives, and it proved the precursor of the classic minimalist technique he was soon to develop.

Philip Glass - The Secret Agent  Music

Posted by trackball at May 11, 2009
Philip Glass - The Secret Agent

Philip Glass - The Secret Agent
Classical, Soundtrack | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 228 MB
CD Date: December 3, 1996 | Nonesuch

Soundtrack from the film Joseph Conrad's The Secret Agent directed by Christopher Hampton, with Bob Hoskins, Patricia Arquette, Gerard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent and Christian Bale.
Released in 1996, Philip Glass's score performed by the English Chamber Orchestra captures the moody desolation of nineteenth century London and the madness and desolation that is at the center of Conrad's novel.
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)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 370 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
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 - The Orphee Suite (2003)  

Posted by pgf000 at Jan. 6, 2011
Philip Glass - The Orphee Suite (2003)

Philip Glass - The Orphee Suite (2003)
EAC Rip | FLAC+CUE+LOG | 162 MB | no scans
Classical/Piano | 51:17

As with so many of life's most significant encounters, I met Philip Glass purely by accident in 1995 on a plane flying out of Lincoln Nebraska after a grueling job interview at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music. That plane trip marked the beginning of an artistic collaboration the fruit of which is represented on this recording. Glass introduced me to a transcription of Satyagraha made by his music director Michael Riesman and thus began my fascination with the art of transcribing the theatre music of Philip Glass. It has been my privilege to work personally with Glass on repertoire ideas as well as musical ideas throughout the entire transcription process. In all I have transcribed eleven movements from various theatre works. The first three were published by Chester Music as the Trilogy Sonata, and all eleven make their recording debut on this CD.

Philip Glass - The Photographer  

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 2, 2010
Philip Glass - The Photographer

Philip Glass - The Photographer
EAC Rip | FLAC(tracks)+CUE+LOG | 263 MB | +scans
MP3 CBR 320kbps | 144 MB
Classical/Modern | Sony | 2003 | 42:21

Music-drama based on the scandal-filled life of the photographer Edweard Muybridge, whose motion studies of people and animals made him famous, and whose murder of his wife's alleged lover made him notorious. The Phographer utilizes drama, dance and slides of Muybridge's photographs. Act I is a 20 minute play with incidental music recounting the circumstances under which Muybridge became a murderer and his subsequent trial and aquittal. Act II is a violin solo with orchestra, accompanied by a slide show of Muybridge's photographs. Act III is a dance involving all characters.

Philip Glass - The Orphee Suite  Music

Posted by trackball at May 18, 2009
Philip Glass - The Orphee Suite

Philip Glass - The Orphee Suite
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC, CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, LQ | 177 MB
CD Date: June 6, 2003 | Orange Mountain

As with so many of life's most significant encounters, I met Philip Glass purely by accident in 1995 on a plane flying out of Lincoln Nebraska after a grueling job interview at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln School of Music. That plane trip marked the beginning of an artistic collaboration the fruit of which is represented on this recording. Glass introduced me to a transcription of Satyagraha made by his music director Michael Riesman and thus began my fascination with the art of transcribing the theatre music of Philip Glass. It has been my privilege to work personally with Glass on repertoire ideas as well as musical ideas throughout the entire transcription process. In all I have transcribed eleven movements from various theatre works. The first three were published by Chester Music as the Trilogy Sonata, and all eleven make their recording debut on this CD.