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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.

Philip Glass - Landscapes: Minimalism (2021)

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Philip Glass - Landscapes: Minimalism (2021)

Philip Glass - Landscapes: Minimalism (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 1.5 GB | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 0.97 GB
7:15:15 | Classical | Label: UMG

As one of postmodern music's most celebrated and high-profile composers, Philip Glass' myriad orchestral works, operas, film scores, and dance pieces proved essential to the development of ambient and new age sounds, and his fusions of Western and world musics were among the earliest and most successful global experiments of their kind. Tirelessly exploring and pushing boundaries since the early '60s, Glass produced multiple breakthrough works that helped define entire musical movements, with standouts including 1976's durational opera Einstein on the Beach, 1982's collection of more accessible neo-classical pieces Glassworks, and stellar film scores perfecting the mood for The Thin Blue Line, Kundun, The Hours, and many, many more.

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.

Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass (1995)

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Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass (1995)

Kronos Quartet performs Philip Glass (1995)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 282 Mb | Total time: 61:27 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Nonesuch Records | # 7559-79356-2 | Recorded: 1993

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.

Patrik Komorowski - Philip Glass: Etudes; Metamorphosis; Mad Rush (2021)

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Patrik Komorowski - Philip Glass: Etudes; Metamorphosis; Mad Rush (2021)

Patrik Komorowski - Philip Glass: Etudes; Metamorphosis; Mad Rush (2021)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 245 Mb | Total time: 68:86 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Pilfink Records | # FIJV2100018-26 | Recorded: 2021

Swedish Patrik Komorowski, who lives in Åland, is not one of the best-known pianists in the Nordic countries, but Glass's etudes do not require star-class technology, as the young Glass composed them for himself. The album’s etudes and other individual tracks are actually a version of Bach’s prelude in C major: the pattern repeats, the chord changes. The changes are square and the processes are jerky or obvious, but at times some natural aroma of music moves even my minimalist soul. The violent swirling of the third etude and the sincere simplicity of the eighth etude are like cubist graphic versions of romantic oil paintings, and as such are refreshing.

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.

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.

Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons: Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli, Shigeru Umebayashi (2015)

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Gidon Kremer & Kremerata Baltica - New Seasons: Philip Glass, Arvo Part, Giya Kancheli, Shigeru Umebayashi (2015)

Gidon Kremer - New Seasons (2015) with Kremerata Baltica
Philip Glass - Arvo Pärt - Giya Kancheli - Shigeru Umebayashi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 341 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 202 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 4817 G H | Time: 01:17:43

The New Seasons referred to in the title here are the so-called American Four Seasons, the Violin Concerto No. 2 of Philip Glass, which has even less of a connection to Vivaldi's model than do Astor Piazzolla's Buenos Aires Four Seasons and other works that take Vivaldi as a point of reference. The work is in eight sections, but which ones are supposed to represent which season is left up to the listener. It's really a typical but unusually effective example of late-period Glass, with the composer's usual textures intact but lots of harmonic motion. Part of the interest here lies in hearing Latvian violinist and conductor Gidon Kremer and his Kremerata Baltica, long champions of minimalism's Baltic branch, tackle a work by one of the leaders of Western minimalism. The American Four Seasons get a treatment that's a bit rougher than usual, but then Kremer turns around (after a Pärt girls' choir interlude) and delivers pristinely smooth, glassy textures in Giya Kancheli's Ex contrario. The program closes with a fascinating little melody by Japanese rock musician and film composer Shigeru Umebayashi, a daring and effective choice.

Edna Michell & VA - Compassion (Dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin) (2001)

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Edna Michell & VA - Compassion (Dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin) (2001)

Edna Michell & VA - Compassion (Dedicated to Yehudi Menuhin) (2001)
Ulf Hoelscher, Nachum Erlich, Bohuslav Matoušek, Shlomo Mintz (violins)
Allen Ginsburg, narrator; Michel Kaňka, cello; Igor Ardašev, piano
Susan Narucki, soprano; Patricia Rozario, soprano; Ludmilla Peterková, clarinet
Czech Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Lukas Foss
Karlsruhe Ensemble, conducted by Andreas Weiss

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 353 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans ~ 49 Mb
Classical, Contemporary | Label: Angel | # 72435 5 7179 2 4 | Time: 01:19:13

Initially conceived as a moral and artistic response to human suffering, violinist Edna Michell's Compassion also became a touching tribute to her mentor and source of inspiration, Yehudi Menuhin, on his death in 1999. The 15 compositions commissioned by Michell for the project revolve around the themes of suffering and charity in fairly abstract or suggestive ways, with few programmatic, religious, or political points made beyond the allusive titles. As a practical matter for curious listeners, this CD is a comprehensive sampler of contemporary musical trends, and the leading lights of two generations of composers are generously represented in the CD's 80 minutes. Established figures such as Karel Husa, Lukas Foss, György Kurtág, Hans Werner Henze, Wolfgang Rihm, Philip Glass, John Tavener, Steve Reich, and Iannis Xenakis share the program with rising composers Shulamit Ran, Chen Yi, Yinam Leef, Betty Olivero, Poul Ruders, and Somei Satoh.

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

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Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 256 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 167 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0110 | Time: 01:06:47

Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set [Re-Up]

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Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set [Re-Up]

Jeroen van Veen - Minimal Piano Collection, Volumes I-IX (2006) 9CD Box Set
Philip Glass - Michael Nyman - John Adams - Terry Riley - Arvo Pärt - John Cage
Friedrich Nietzsche - Erik Satie - Tom Johnson - Wim Mertens - Jacob ter Veldhuis
Yann Tiersen - Klaas de Vries - Simeon ten Holt - John Borstlap - Carlos Micháns

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2 Gb | Scans ~ 63 Mb | Time: 10:15:53
Classical, Minimalism, Contemporary | Label: Brilliant Classics | # 8551

There's perhaps a touch of irony in the title of Dutch pianist and composer Jeroen van Veen's box set Minimal Piano Collection because at nine discs, it's a pretty massive collection. The program booklet notes that he recorded the entire set, which includes more than ten hours of music, in only six days, an astounding feat. In the program notes, van Veen offers a remarkably clear and concise history of minimalism in music. He defines it broadly enough (following the lead of composer and critic Tom Johnson) to include works by Friedrich Nietzsche and Satie. Philip Glass is the composer most widely represented, with three of the set's nine CDs devoted to his music originally for piano, as well as transcriptions from his film scores and operas. Two discs are given to van Veen's mammoth 24 Préludes, organized according to the framework of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier. Other composers range from the very well known, such as Michael Nyman, John Adams, Terry Riley, Arvo Pärt, and John Cage, to the familiar-to-specialists, like Tom Johnson, Wim Mertens, and Jacob ter Veldhuis, to those little-known to American audiences, like Klaas de Vries, Simeon ten Holt, John Borstlap, Yann Tiersen, and Carlos Micháns.

Philip Glass & Tenzin Choegyal - The Last Dalai Lama? (2020)

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Philip Glass & Tenzin Choegyal - The Last Dalai Lama? (2020)

Philip Glass & Tenzin Choegyal - The Last Dalai Lama? (2020)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) - 222 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 115 Mb | 00:49:09
Classical, Soundtrack | Label: Orange Mountain Music

Over a period of many years, filmmaker Mickey Lemle set about capturing a portrait of His Holines the Dalai Lama, now in his mid-80s, as he travelled the world talking about his life, compassion, his disciplines, and his work. The film commissioned original music from Philip Glass and Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. The score is performed by Glass and Michael Riesman on pianos, Tenzin Choegyal on vocals and various Tibetan instruments, Tim Fain on Violin, Robert Black on double bass, and the Scorchio String. Quintessential traditional offering, "Om Ma Mi Phad may Hum" can be heard in "Heart Strings," sung by 150 Tibetan children. The album ends with Philip Glass's own live performance of Mad Rush, composed for the Dalai Lama's first public address in New York in 1978.