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Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: Dances & Sonata (2006)

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Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: Dances & Sonata (2006)

Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: Dances & Sonata (2006)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Scans ~ 50 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: MDG | # MDG 613 1428-2 | Time: 01:05:03

The fact that Philip Glass' music stands up so well in a variety of arrangements is a testament to its durability. German composer and pianist/organist Steffen Schleiermacher offers a recital of two dances from Dance, Glass' monumental 1979 multimedia collaboration with choreographer Lucinda Childs and visual artist Sol Lewitt, arranged for organ, and Sonata, a transcription for piano of one section from each of Glass' three portrait operas, made by Paul Barnes. The dances, which frame the Sonata on the CD, are especially effective when performed on the organ, due to the grandeur of which the organ is capable, its ability to sustain notes without decay, and the fact that its sound is closely related to the electronic keyboards used in the original. There is more of a sonic leap from the wind and electronic sounds of Einstein on the Beach and the orchestras of Satyagraha and Akhnaten to a solo piano.

Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: How Now (2010)

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Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: How Now (2010)

Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: How Now (2010)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 330 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 154 Mb | Scans ~ 53 Mb
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: MDG | # MDG 613 1600-2 | Time: 01:07:20

Besides having a flourishing career as a composer, Steffen Schleiermacher has made a name for himself as a pianist and conductor, focusing on new music. This MDG release features three very early works by Philip Glass from 1968 and 1969, Music in Similar Motion, How Now, and Music in Fifths. The works are stylistically closely related and come from a point in the composer's career when he was exploring the use of repetitive structures varied through additive and subtractive processes. Their tonality, limited pitch material, and constant rhythmic patterns gave rise to the popular misconception that Glass' music is about nothing but repetition. Attentive listening (or any real listening at all) reveals that there is a great deal more going on, and that in spite of the simplicity of the material, Glass' radical techniques could produce music of considerable subtlety and seriousness of intent, as well as having a surface that, for certain audiences, was compelling and immensely appealing.

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

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Carducci Quartet, Cian O'Duill, Gemma Rosefield - 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

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 314 Mb | Scans included
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.

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.17 Gb | Scans included | Time: 07:47:36
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # omm0104

Orange Mountain Music presents this new limited edition 11 disc boxed set - The Symphonies by Philip Glass. This collection features conductor Dennis Russell Davies who has arranged the commission of nine of ten Glass symphonies, leading the orchestras over which he has presided during the past 15 years including the Bruckner Orchester Linz, Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonieorchester Basel, and the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra. This collection is the fruit of a 20 year collaboration between Glass and Davies and showcases a wide variety within this surprising body of work by Glass.

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Music from 'The Hours' (2004)

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Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Music from 'The Hours' (2004)

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Music from 'The Hours' (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Scans included | Time: 00:57:25
Classical, Minimalism, Score | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0012

In 2002 Philip Glass composed the soundtrack score to the Stephen Daldry film "The Hours". The film went on to receive 9 Acadamy Awards nominations, including one for ‘best score’. At the beginning of the film, Daldry depicts the timelessness of small daily events, how the real elements of life are patterns that repeat across time. The movie opens with three women from three different eras intercut, all doing similar things. There's Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman) in 1923, a troubled young mother (Julianne Moore) in 1951 and a woman (Meryl Streep) in 2001 making preparations for a party later that evening. In one location flowers are bought, in another displayed, in another discarded. Philip Glass' score intensely underlines the images with a sense of strangeness and sympathy. Michael Riesman, Mr. Glass’ longtime musical director and producer of the film score recordings, created solo piano adaptations of the original score and has been performing them in concert.

Michael Nyman - The Piano: Original music from the film by Jane Campion (1993) Japanese Issue

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Michael Nyman - The Piano: Original music from the film by Jane Campion (1993) Japanese Issue

Michael Nyman - The Piano: Original music from the film by Jane Campion (1993)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 276 Mb | Scans ~ 269 Mb | Time: 00:57:25
Soundtrack, Score, Minimalism | Label: Virgin | # VJCP-25076

Michael Nyman came of age as a classical composer in the radical London of the late '60s. His work embraces multiple vernaculars (jazz, avant garde, conceptual art) and helped cement the foundation of what came to be known as minimalism. Decades into his career, Nyman's score to Jane Campion's film The Piano made him a star. The movie's themes of colonialism and silence (its protagonist, portrayed by Holly Hunter, cannot speak) were perfectly aligned with his longtime interests in world and ambient music. Horn players assist members of the Munich Philharmonic Orchestra in fleshing out Nyman's stately, hymn-like motifs. On the more heavily orchestrated cues, sentimentality wins out over minimalist restraint; the best tracks feature Nyman on solo piano, playing the rudimentary, faux period repertoire of Hunter's character.

Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986) [Re-Up]

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Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986) [Re-Up]

Jon Hassell - Power Spot (1986)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 130 Mb | Scans included
Label: ECM Records | # ECM 1327, 829 466-2 | Time: 00:48:27
Ambient, Ethnic Fusion, Tribal, Minimalism

Power Spot is an album by American trumpet player and composer Jon Hassell recorded in 1983 and 1984 and released on the ECM label. The Allmusic review by Mark Kirschenmann awarded the album 4 stars stating "While not as stunning as Possible Musics, Power Spot is nonetheless one of the most significant recordings from this utterly unique musician".

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. II: Piano Concerto No. 2 & Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra (2006)

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. II:  Piano Concerto No. 2 & Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra (2006)

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. II (2006)
Piano Concerto No. 2; Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra
Paul Barnes, piano; R. Carlos Nakai, flute; Jillon Stoppels Dupree, harpsichord
Northwest Chamber Orchestra; Ralf Gothóni, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 304 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 163 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0030 | Time: 00:42:30

The Concerto Project Vol. II is the second release in Orange Mountain Music’s Concerto Project series and features two world premiere recordings of works by composer Philip Glass. Pianist Paul Barnes performs Piano Concerto No. 2 “After Lewis and Clark” with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ralph Gothóni. The concerto was commissioned in part by the Nebraska Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Commission in celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the explorers’ journey across the American continent. The three movements are titled “The Vision”, “Sacagawea” and “The Land.” The first and third movements bookend an intimate middle movement that features a traditional Shoshone Indian theme performed on the Native American flute by R. Carlos Nakai. The dynamic flare of the first concerto is contrasted by the album’s second work, Philip Glass’s beautiful Concerto for Harpsichord and Orchestra. The three movement concerto is performed by harpsichordist Jillon Stoppels Dupree and the Northwest Chamber Orchestra conducted by Ralph Gothóni.

Angele Dubeau & La Pieta - Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait (2015)

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Angele Dubeau & La Pieta - Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait (2015)

Angèle Dubeau & La Pietà - Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 338 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Analekta | # AN 2 8738 | Time: 01:08:16

“Portrait is a string of recordings presenting contemporary composers with a unique musical signature. Ludovico Einaudi is one of them. A music that captivates the listener, a sonic landscape to discover!” Angèle Dubeau. Driven by the works of this grand and prolific Italian composer, the internationally renowned violinist shares once again her passion with the excellent musicians of her string orchestra, La Pietà. Angèle Dubeau offers a unique revisit to Ludovico Einaudi’s music, “changing its texture, rethinking its character, while bringing a new sonic dimension.” After three critically acclaimed albums in the Portrait series devoted to Philip Glass, Arvo Pärt and John Adams, Angèle Dubeau delves into another distinctive minimalist universe. She chose 13 works arranged by François Vallières and herself that put in light the multiple facets of the popular composer. His refined and diverse works are present on the soundtracks of various celebrated movies such as Mommy (2014) by Xavier Dolan, Untouchables (2011) by Olivier Nakache and Éric Toledano, as well as This is England (2006) by Shane Meadows.

Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set

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Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set

Jeroen van Veen & Friends - Minimal Piano Collection, Vol. X-XX (2010) 11 CD Box Set
John Adams, Jurriaan Andriessen, Louis Andriessen, Marcel Bergmann, William Duckworth
Wim Mertens, Julius Eastman, Douwe Eisenga, Morton Feldman, Graham Fitkin, Joep Franssens
Philip Glass, Gabriel Jackson, Tom Johnson, Simeon ten Holt, David Lang, Colin McPhee, Kyle Gann
Arvo Pärt, Chiel Meijering, John Metcalf, Carlos Michans, Alexander Rabinovitch, Jacob ter Veldhuis
Steve Reich, Michael Parsons, Meredith Monk, Frederic Rzewski, Tim Seddon, Kevin Volans

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.73 Gb | Scans included + CD-ROM Data | Time: 14:15:40
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 9171

The Minimal Piano Collection for one piano (BC8551) ended with “In C” by Terry Riley. Many of the composers on this new 11 Cd box have stated that this particular piece was a starting point for them to compose in a new way, exploring the ways that were created, the spaces between the notes, the emptiness, the freedom. Elizabeth Bergmann & Marcel Bergmann, Tamara Rumiantsev and Sandra van Veen & Jeroen van Veen recorded 83 compositions. From two pianos up to six pianos, from Steve Reich ‘standard’ Pianophase to Six Pianos. On the included Cd-ROM you can find all the biographies, background information and some sheet music. Van Veen recorded many pieces on his own using multi track technique.

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)

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Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)

Kronos Quartet - Kevin Volans - Hunting: Gathering (1991)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 108 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 82 Mb | Scans included
Contemporary Classical, Minimalism | Label: Electra Nonesuch | # 7559-79253-2 | 00:21:26

During the rehearsals for the string quartet version of "White Man Sleeps," a strong artistic bond developed between the work's performers, the renowned Kronos Quartet, and its composer, Kevin Volans. This led Kronos to commission a second-string quartet from Volans, especially written for the musicians. Like "White Man Sleeps," it is a stunning piece of music, recommended to every world music lover who wants to cross the bridge to contemporary, modern music. The work comes in three movements, each one with a different character. Most remarkably are the Ethiopian influences in the beginning bars of the first movement (compare this motive with the vocal style of the distinguished Ethiopian singer Aster Aweke) and the joyous Southern African dance-like motive featuring after the more contemplative opening of the second movement. The slightly melancholic song-like structure of the short third movement draws the work to a close.

Sonar - A Flaw of Nature (2012)

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Sonar - A Flaw of Nature (2012)

Sonar - A Flaw of Nature (2012)
EAC Rip | FLAC (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 337 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 149 Mb
Full Scans ~ 267 Mb | 01:01:49 | RAR 5% Recovery
Art Rock, Experimental Rock, Minimalism | Ronin Rhythm Records #RON 009

Swiss experimental rock quartet Sonar (whose name is a portmanteau of "sonic" and "architecture") comprise guitarists Stephan Thelen and Bernhard Wagner, bassist Christian Kuntner, and drummer Manuel Pasquinelli. The bandmembers bring an array of talents uniquely suited to creating Sonar's precise and rhythmically complex yet spacious and streamlined post-minimalist sound, harmonically idiosyncratic with the guitars and bass tuned in tritones (an interval given the Latin name diabolus in musica – the devil in music – during medieval times). The California-born Thelen is a strong admirer of the early- to mid-'70s (Starless and Bible Black) and early- to mid-'80s (Discipline) editions of King Crimson, and participated with the Venezuela-born Wagner in Robert Fripp's Guitar Craft seminars in the '90s. Thelen (Sonar's principal composer) also studied classical guitar, and he earned a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Zurich.

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

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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 | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | 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.

Simone Dinnerstein - Schubert & Glass: A Character of Quiet (2020)

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Simone Dinnerstein - Schubert & Glass: A Character of Quiet (2020)

Simone Dinnerstein - Schubert & Glass: A Character of Quiet (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 192 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 165 Mb | 01:11:47
Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music

On one level, A Character of Quiet showcases music by two composers separated by two centuries—three mesmerizing études by Philip Glass, followed by one of the piano’s greatest works, Schubert’s final sonata, D 960. But there’s more at play here. Performing from her home, Simone Dinnerstein explores the ties that bound all of us during 2020’s lockdown by discovering links between these two apparently contrasting composers. The gently insistent figuration that underpins Glass’ “Etude No. 2,” for instance, forms the backbone of Schubert’s glorious “Andante,” a movement that thrives as much in its expectant silences as in its transcendent sounds. But zoom out, and you’ll simply hear two composers expressively yet tentatively finding a way forward. A beautiful meditation on human vulnerability.

The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)

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The London Steve Reich Ensemble - Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)

Steve Reich: Different Trains; Piano Counterpoint; Triple Quartet (2011)
The London Steve Reich Ensemble; Kevin Griffiths, conductor; Vincent Corver, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 301 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Contemporary, Minimalism | Label: EMI Classics | # 50999 0 87319 2 0 | 00:54:43

The hook for this terrific recording of three of Steve Reich's most attractive works is the use of alternate versions of the several pieces that differ from the original recordings on Nonesuch. This recording has Reich's imprimatur; he enthusiastically recommends the performances in a program note. The most radical departure from the original version is Piano Counterpoint, Vincent Corver's arrangement of Six Pianos for a single live pianist with the other five parts prerecorded. This allows the piece to fit nicely into Reich's "Counterpoint" series, which includes Vermont Counterpoint for flutes and New York Counterpoint for clarinets. Corver also speeds up the tempo so the piece has an even more propulsive aural energy, although in live performance it's hard to beat the visceral excitement of six pianists on-stage. The London Steve Reich Ensemble version of the Triple Quartet, unlike the Kronos Quartet's premiere recording, uses three live quartets, and is one of three performance options that Reich specified in the score, the third being an orchestral version with 36 players. This is the first commercial recording of this version.