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The Essential Philip Glass

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Label: Sony

Cat No: 88691917202

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 3

Release Date: 6th February 2012

Contents

Works

Glass, Philip

A Gentleman's Honor
Akhnaten
» Akhnaten and Nefertiti
» Epilogue
» Hymn To The Sun
» Window of Appearances
Changing Opinion
Definition
Einstein on the Beach
» Bed
» Knee no.1
» Knee no.5
» Trial - Prison
Forgetting
Funeral of Amenhotep III
Glasspiece no.1
Glassworks
» Floe
In the Upper Room
» Dance II
» Dance IX
» Dance VIII
Itaipu
» The Dam
Lightning
Metamorphosis IV
Naqoyqatsi (Life as War) (film score)
» Primacy of Number
Open the Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part Two)
Point Blank
Satyagraha
» Evening Song
» Kuru Field of Justice
» Protest
» Tolstoy Farm
Wichita Vortex Sutra

Works

Glass, Philip

A Gentleman's Honor
Akhnaten
» Akhnaten and Nefertiti
» Epilogue
» Hymn To The Sun
» Window of Appearances
Changing Opinion
Definition
Einstein on the Beach
» Bed
» Knee no.1
» Knee no.5
» Trial - Prison
Forgetting
Funeral of Amenhotep III
Glasspiece no.1
Glassworks
» Floe
In the Upper Room
» Dance II
» Dance IX
» Dance VIII
Itaipu
» The Dam
Lightning
Metamorphosis IV
Naqoyqatsi (Life as War) (film score)
» Primacy of Number
Open the Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part Two)
Point Blank
Satyagraha
» Evening Song
» Kuru Field of Justice
» Protest
» Tolstoy Farm
Wichita Vortex Sutra

About

Philip Glass is surely the world’s best-known living serious composer. His is a readily identifiable, if ever controversial, style that is both imitated and parodied the world over. He is familiar to pop audiences, crossover audiences, new music audiences, opera audiences and increasingly to chamber music audiences and symphony goers” (Gramophone)

To celebrate Philip Glass’ 75th birthday on January 31, 2012, Sony Classical offers 'The Essential Philip Glass', a three disc overview of the composer’s prolific output that led to his rise as a cultural icon from the late 1970s to the early 1990s. It encompasses generous selections from the three seminal “Portrait Operas” (Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten) that established Glass as a serious, innovative classical composer, dance scores for Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room) and Jerome Robbins (Songs from Liquid Days), theatre works (The Photographer), plus music for solo piano and collaborations with artists as wide-ranging as Suzanne Vega, Linda Ronstadt, the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma.

Born in Baltimore on January 31st 1937, Glass began to develop his signature style while working in experimental theatre and as musical director alongside Ravi Shankar for the film Chappaqua. He formed the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1971, whose blend of electronic keyboards, reed instruments and female voices resulted in a unique, and energetic sound world, heard at its driving, hard-hitting early peak in the Einstein On The Beach excerpts recorded in 1979.

In addition to eight Grammy Award nominations, Glass’ numerous film scores have significantly contributed to the genre’s development, earning him three Academy Award nominations for Best Original Score. His score to The Truman Show (1999) won a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Score, and he also won the National Endowment for the Arts’ Opera Honors Award in 2010. Philip Glass is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Contents:
CD 1 (64:50)
- Lightning
- Changing Opinion (Songs from Liquid Days)
- Façades
- A Gentleman’s Honor (The Photographer)
- Primacy of Number (Naqoyqatsi)
- Metamorphosis  IV
- Open The Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part II)
- Dance II
- Dance VIII (In the Upper Room)
- Glasspiece #1 (“Rubric” from Glassworks)
 
CD 2 (70:13)
- Opening / Floe (Glassworks)
- Funeral of Amenhotep III (Akhnaten)
- Point Blank
- Definition (Naqoyqatsi)
- Wichita Vortex Sutra
- Forgetting (Songs from Liquid Days)
- Dance IX (In the Upper Room)
- The Dam (Itaipú)
 
CD 3 (53:44)
- Protest / Evening Song
- Kuru Field of Justice
- Tolstoy Farm (Satyagraha)
- Hymn To The Sun
- Akhnaten and Nefertiti
- Window Of Appearances
- Epilogue (Akhnaten)
- Trial / Prison
- Knee 1
- Bed
- Knee 5 (Einstein On The Beach)

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