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Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

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Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

Philip Glass: In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly: Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)
Angela & Jennifer Chun, violins; Nico Muhly, piano & keyboard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMU 907599 | Time: 00:56:57

The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.

Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: Dances & Sonata (2006) [Re-Up]

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Steffen Schleiermacher - Philip Glass: Dances & Sonata (2006) [Re-Up]

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.

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

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Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs [Re-Up]

Valentina Lisitsa plays Philip Glass: The Hours - Metamorphosis - Mad Rush (2015) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 481 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 346 Mb | Scans ~ 23 Mb
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Decca | # 478 8079 | Time: 02:31:00

Valentina Lisitsa's double-CD of the music of Philip Glass is a generous collection of excerpts drawn from his film music, including The Hours, The Truman Show, and Mishima, as well as from concert works, such as Glassworks, How Now, The Metamorphosis, and Mad Rush, among other selections. While Glass achieved fame through his early ensemble pieces, where he developed a bright-edged sound through the use of electronic keyboards, his minimalism is easily adaptable to the piano, though the characteristic ostinato patterns that gave his earlier scores a fierce energy are somewhat softened in the piano's blander sonorities and more introspective tone. Lisitsa has found a niche in playing minimalist music, as she demonstrated on her successful 2014 album, Chasing Pianos, where she explored the film music of Michael Nyman. This collection is a natural follow-up, and Lisitsa's aptitude for Glass' style is shown in her steady, rocking rhythms and even dynamics, as well as in her poignantly lyrical expressions.

Paul Barnes - The American Virtuoso: Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, Joan Tower (2007) [Re-Up]

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Paul Barnes - The American Virtuoso: Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, Joan Tower (2007) [Re-Up]

Paul Barnes - The American Virtuoso: Philip Glass, Samuel Barber, Joan Tower (2007)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 267 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:10:54
Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0036

The American Virtuoso presents a recital by American pianist Paul Barnes. His third release for Orange Mountain Music, it features piano music by American composers including the world premiere recording of Barnes' transcription of Philip Glass's Piano Concerto No 2 'After Lewis and Clark' - the full version of which he also premiered on OMM in 2006 with the Northwest Chamber Orchestra under Ralf Gothóni. The focus of this first-rate solo recording are Samuel Barber's landmark "Sonata for piano" of 1950, described by Vladimir Horowitz as "the first truly great native work in the form", and his haunting "Ballade" and "Nocturne". And it ends with two colourful contrasting pieces from the mid-1990s by Joan Tower from "No Longer Very Clear", inspired by John Ashberry's eponymous poem.

Bojan Gorisek - Philip Glass: Solo Piano (2013)

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Bojan Gorisek - Philip Glass: Solo Piano (2013)

Bojan Gorišek - Philip Glass: Solo Piano (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 238 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Audiophile Classics | # APC 101060 | Time: 01:04:11

Bojan Gorišek is the leading Slovenian pianist in the field of contemporary music, perhaps best known for recording the complete piano opus (10 CDs) of Erik Satie for the Blaricum Music Group of the Netherlands and the English label LTM Recordings. Those recordings, rated among the best ever made, represent the most complete review of Satie’s piano compositions to date. He has recorded over 30 CDs to date, including four CDs by George Crumb, the piano sonata Concord by Charles Ives and two CDs by Philip Glass for the Blaricum Music Group (Audiophile Classics series). He has also recorded the complete piano opuses of a number of Slovenian composers. Most recently, he has received high regard for his interpretations of Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass.

Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)

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Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)

Philip Glass - Kundun: Music From The Original Soundtrack (1997)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 265 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 138 Mb
Label: Nonesuch | # 7559-79460-2 | Time: 01:00:23 | Scans ~ 114 Mb
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary, Minimalism, World Fusion

Philip Glass' soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's Dalai Lama epic Kundun captures the grace, beauty, joy and melancholy within the film. Glass uses familiar minimalist structures, but works with traditional Tibetan instrumentation and monks, giving the music an alluringly otherworldly feel. It's an entirely original, evocative score, and one of Glass' high-water marks in the field.

Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry, Gordon Ross - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)

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Neil Campbell, Carlo Bowry, Gordon Ross - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)

Philip Glass: Metamorphosis; Steve Reich: Acoustic Counterpoint (2013)
Neil Campbell (classical & bass guitar), Carlo Bowry (electric guitar)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 207 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 111 Mb | Scans included
Minimalism, Classical Guitar | Label: CD Baby | # CBR001 | Time: 00:42:48

Neil Campbell teams up with Carlo Bowry (Muffin Men/Wizards of Twiddly) and composer/producer Gordon Ross for a release featuring Philip Glass's composition Metamorphosis (beautifully re-arranged as a classical and electric guitar duet), and Steve Reich's Electric Counterpoint performed with multiple classical guitars and basses.

Manitoba CO, Anne Manson, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)

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Manitoba CO, Anne Manson, Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)

Philip Glass: Symphony No.3 & Suite from 'The Hours' for Piano and Orchestra (2013)
Manitoba Chamber Orchestra; Anne Manson, conductor; Michael Riesman, piano

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 226 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 133 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0086 | Time: 00:49:45

In this recording made at Canada's famous Glenn Gould Studio at the CBC in Toronto, conductor and Philip Glass champion Anne Manson leads pianist Michael Riesman and her own Manitoba Chamber Orchestra in a tour de force performance of Glass's Oscar nominated music from The Hours and a virtuosic performance of Glass's Symphony No.3. Riesman, conductor and pianist on the original soundtrack recording of The Hours, was commissioned in 2002 to create a concert piece based on the score. Glass's third symphony was written in 1995 for the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra and is one of the composer's most performed and accessible concert works. This recording shows off the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra's versatility, especially in the quick paced second and fourth movements, as well as the ensembles silky interpretation of the many-layered voices of the third movement, all under the precise direction of Manson.

Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000) [Re-Up]

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Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000) [Re-Up]

Aleck Karis - Piano Music of Philip Glass (2000)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Scans included | Time: 01:03:09
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Roméo Records | # 7204

This CD presents several piano works by Philip Glass, played with grace and enthusiasm by Aleck Karis. Wichita Vortex Sutra (1988) was inspired by the poem of the same title by Allen Ginsburg from 1966, which alternates between images of a road across the U.S. and a protest against the war in Vietnam. The basis of the music is a simple Protestant-like hymn tune with chromatic passing tones. This is treated to rhythmic syncopation and, at other times, is surrounded by quickly arpeggiated patterns. The Metamorphosis (1988), with the title from Kafka's famous work, is in five movements. Each movement has simple melodies and a simple set of chords, usually four in number, with chromatic changes between them. These "changes" happen through the addition of a chord or other simple alteration.

Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

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Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011) [Re-Up]

Sally Whitwell - Mad Rush: Solo Piano Music of Philip Glass (2011)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 215 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: ABC Classics | # ABC 476 4469 | Time: 01:01:52

Philip Glass is that rarest of contemporary 'classical' composers - a musician who has revolutionized the way art music is composed and found a massive audience in doing so. As much a pop and cult phenomenon as he is a descendant of Beethoven, Glass' music has been used in classic films like Koyanisqaatsi and…but it's in his music for solo piano that the essence of his art is revealed. In this groundbreaking album from Sydney pianist Sally Whitwell - the first of its kind ever to be recorded in this country - all of Glass' finest solo piano music is represented. In an additional Australian angle, the Stuart piano is used, its crystalline tones ideally suited to Glass' hypnotically beautiful music.

Matt Haimovitz, Cincinnati SO, Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Cello Concerto No.2 'Naqoyqatsi' (2013) [Re-Up]

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Matt Haimovitz, Cincinnati SO, Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Cello Concerto No.2 'Naqoyqatsi' (2013) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: Cello Concerto No.2 'Naqoyqatsi' (2013)
Matt Haimovitz, cello; Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 174 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 117 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0087 | Time: 00:39:33

In 2001, Philip Glass composed the music for the film Naqoyqatsi: Life as War. It was the last film in a trilogy by director Godfrey Reggio that featured only images and music. When the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra invited Glass to be a creative director for its Boundless Series during the 2011-12 season, Glass thought of his cello concerto and its possible life beyond film. The CSO commissioned the Cello Concerto No.2 - Naqoyqatsi and gave the composer the opportunity to have it reborn as a proper concerto. The resulting recording is drawn from the live performances. This dynamic seven-movement work is conducted here by long-time Glass champion Dennis Russell Davies with soloist Matt Haimovitz.

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004) [Re-Up]

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Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. I (2004)
Concerto for Cello and Orchestra & Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra
Julian Lloyd Webber, cello; Evelyn Glennie and Jonathan Haas, timpani
The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Gerard Schwarz

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 294 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0014 | Time: 00:55:17

This is the first of a series of four CDs that Philip Glass and Orange Mountain Music have planned entitled 'The Concerto Project, No. I-IV' Each disc contains two concerts. Omm0014 features Julian Lloyd Webber with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gerard Schwarz performining 'Concerto for Cello and Orchestra' and Evelyn Glennie and Jonathan Haas performing 'Concerto Fantasy for Two Timpanists and Orchestra' also with Gerard Schwarz conducting the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. World-class soloists, excellent orchestra, excellent conducting and the beautiful sounding Philharmonic Hall in Liverpool, together with major compositions from the world’s preeminent composer, Philip Glass.

Allen Ginsberg - The Ballad Of The Skeletons (1996)

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Allen Ginsberg - The Ballad Of The Skeletons (1996)

Allen Ginsberg - The Ballad Of The Skeletons (1996)
XLD | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Mercury, 578 965-2 | ~ 141 or 54 Mb | Scans(jpg) -> 25 Mb
Folk Rock, Classic Rock

~ Allen Ginsberg • Paul McCartney • Philip Glass • Lenny Kaye ~

Allen Ginsberg understood as well as anyone that, in the latter half of the 20th century, rock & roll would be the medium through which poetry and social commentary would reach the young and hungry masses. He eagerly hopped a ride on the bandwagon, collaborating with Dylan, the Clash, and Cornershop; setting William Blake's Songs of Innocence and Experience to music; and teaching "Eleanor Rigby" to his English classes at Brooklyn College…

Pacific Symphony & Chorale, Carl St.Clair, John Alexander - Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012) [Re-Up]

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Pacific Symphony & Chorale, Carl St.Clair, John Alexander - Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass: The Passion of Ramakrishna (2012)
Pacific Symphony, conducted by Carl St.Clair; Pacific Chorale, directed by John Alexander

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 212 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 146 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism, Choral | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0080 | Time: 00:44:11

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass' The Passion of Ramakrishna. Commissioned by the Pacific Symphony and premiered in 2006 during the opening of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Orange County, Glass' 45 minute oratorio, written for soloists, chorus and large orchestra, is a passion play and a tribute to 19th Century Indian spiritual leader Sri Ramakrishna. The work portrays his death with the chorus taking up the voice of Ramakrishna himself and the soloists are those of his loved ones, doctor and disciples. Maestro Carl St.Clair, a longtime champion of the music of Philip Glass, leads the Pacific Symphony, Pacific Chorale and soloists Christopheren Numura, Janice Chandler Eteme, Kevin Deas, I-Chin Feinblatt and Nicholas Preston.

The Hague Philharmonic, Carolyn Kuan - Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)

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The Hague Philharmonic, Carolyn Kuan - Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)

Philip Glass - Life: A Journey Through Time (2017)
The Hague Philharmonic, conducted by Carolyn Kuan

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 278 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Orange Mountain | # OMM0116 | Time: 00:58:11

Orange Mountain is proud to announce the release of the world premiere recording of LIFE - A Journey Through Time with The Hague Philharmonic under the direction of Carolyn Kuan. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conceived of by nature photographer Frans Lanting, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia experience with images by Lanting and music by Philip Glass that showcases the wonders of the natural world. The hour-long score is cast in seven movements and was drawn from previously existing music in the Glass catalogue from a variety of sources, orchestrated for the first time by Michael Riesman. Since its premiere in 2006, LIFE has been performed dozens of times including in an abbreviated version, ORIGINS, at the inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland for an audience of international dignitaries.