Philip Glass: La Belle et la Bête

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Philip Glass: La Belle et la Bête

Philip Glass: La Belle et la Bête
EAC (APE & CUE) | Classical | 2 CD / 390 MB

Be it a beauty queen or a drag queen, or just another beast in need of a face-lift, may you find your true love on this Valentine's day with the musical rite of passage from Philip Glass.

Philip Glass
La Belle et la Bête (1995)
An Opera for Ensemble and Film

Music by Philip Glass
Based on the Film by Jean Cocteau
The Philip Glass Ensemble
Michael Riesman, Conductor

Nonesuch 79347-2


Disc One
1. Ouverture 3:31
2. Les Soeurs 3:47
3. La Demande en Mariage d'Avenant 3:37
4. Le Voyage du Père 5:22
5. Le Domaine de la Bête 7:39
6. Le Retour du Père 2:18
7. La Belle va au Château 8:12
8. Le Dîner 3:43
9. Les Tourments de la Bête 4:50

Disc Two
1. Promenade dans le Jardin 10:10
2. La Saisie des Meubles 1:33
3. La Confiance de la Bête en la Belle 4:59
4. Belle retourne Chez son Père 1:57
5. Belle raconte son Histoire 3:54
6. Le Plan 3:32
7. La Passion d'Avenant 4:06
8. Le Magnifique Apparaît 3:10
9. Le Miroir 4:26
10. Le Pavillon 3:44
11. La Métamorphose 4:10


An opera by Philip Glass for ensemble and film. Based on the film by Jean Cocteau. Theatrical Production by Jedediah Wheeler.
Performed by The Philip Glass Ensemble: Philip Glass: keyboards. Michael Riesman: musical director, keyboards. Jon Gibson: soprano saxophone, flute. Martin Goldray: keyboards. Richard Peck, alto and soprano saxophone. Eleanor Sandresky: keyboards. Andrew Sterman: flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet.
Cast: Janice Felty, mezzo-soprano: Beauty. Gregory Purnhage, baritone: The Beast, The Port Official, Avenant, Ardent. John Kuether, baritone: The Father, The Usurer. Ana Maria Martinez, soprano: Felice. Hallie Neill, soprano: Adelaide. Zheng Zhou, baritone: Ludovic.
Guest Musicians: Violins: Sanford Allen, Tim Baker, Regis Iandiorio, Karen Karlsrud, Jenny Koo, Jan Mullen, Linda Quan, Sergiu Schwartz. Violas: Alfred Brown, John Dexter, Stephanie Fricker. Cellos: Seymour Barab, Semyon Fridman, Beverly Lauridsen. Basson: Charles McCracken. French Horn: Sharon Moe. Tenor Trombone: James Pugh. Bass Trombone, Tuba: Alan Raph.
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi for Euphorbia Productions Ltd., New York. Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York. Engineers: Anne Pope, Rich Costey. Assistant engineers: Leonardo Heiblum, James Law, Dave Porter, Amanda Riesman. Mixed by Michael Riesman. Synthesizer sound design: Michael Riesman. Synthesizer programming assistance: MacDonald Quayle, John Witte. Vocal coach: Alan Johnson. French language consultant: Lisa M. Glaeser. Music preparation: Lisa Bielawa, Peter Foley, Ken Willians. Production coordinator: Sharon Ainsberg. Production assistants: Warren Fischer, Leonardo Heiblum, Amanda Riesman. Intern: Svjetlana Bukvic.
Graphic design: John Gall. Photographs on La Belle et la Bête, a film by Jean Cocteau, by G. R. Aldo.
Music published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. © 1994 Dunvagen Music Publishers (ASCAP). © 1995 Nonesuch Records.


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