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Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)

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Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)

Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 337 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 193 Mb | Scans included
Label: Elektra/Nonesuch | # 7559-79209-2 | Time: 01:08:50
Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary Classical, Minimalism

The soundtrack to Errol Morris' documentary The Thin Blue Line emphasizes story over music; the interviews which make up the majority of the film – a crusading effort which led to the the release of its subject, Randall Adams, from a Texas prison – are presented on record as they were on screen, with Glass' chamber orchestra music hovering in the background. The result is a soundtrack which comes remarkably close to capturing the power of its source film; even without the moving images, this is a chilling document.

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

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David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit: Ginastera, Sculthorpe, Winslow, Glass, Harrison, Poulenc, Rorem (2002)

David Leisner - Music of the Human Spirit (2002)
Alberto Ginastera - Peter Sculthorpe - Richard Winslow
Philip Glass - Lou Harrison - Francis Poulenc - Ned Rorem

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 286 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 185 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary, Guitar | Label: Azica | # 71218 | Time: 01:05:57

David Leisner is on extraordinarily versatile musician with a multifaceted career as electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. Regarded as one of America’s leading classical guitarists, his superb musicianship and provocative programming have been applauded by critics and audiences around the world.

Music Theatre Wales, Michael Rafferty - Philip Glass: In The Penal Colony (2011)

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Music Theatre Wales, Michael Rafferty - Philip Glass: In The Penal Colony (2011)

Philip Glass - In The Penal Colony (2011)
Music Theatre Wales, conducted by Michael Rafferty

EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 357 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 188 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0078 | Time: 01:18:57

Philip Glass' one act chamber opera In the Penal Colony was composed in 2000. The libretto is by Rudolph Wurlitzer and based on a story by Franz Kafka.

Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009)

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Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009)

Bruce Brubaker - Time Curve: Music for Piano by Philip Glass and William Duckworth (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 271 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 211 Mb | Scans included
Label: Arabesque Recordings | # Z6806 | Time: 01:10:52
Classical, Mimimalism, Post-Minimalism

This very appealing disc of post-minimal solo piano music, played by Bruce Brubaker, includes two multi-movements works by William Duckworth and Philip Glass. Composer and music critic Kyle Gann describes Duckworth's The Time Curve Preludes (1977-1978), which use repetitive structures, an essentially tonal harmonic language, and a limited amount of musical material, as the first examples of post-minimal music, because of their brevity, which runs counter to the element of minimalism in which musical changes unfold very slowly over a long time span. The preludes are in two books of 12 movements each, and Brubaker plays the first book. Although they rarely involve exact repetition, each prelude takes a musical idea and examines it from a variety of subtly shifting perspectives. The preludes generally have limited harmonic movement and are frequently built on drones, so they tend to create a sense of stasis and equilibrium, sometimes quietly meditative and sometimes busy. Duckworth's quirky hallmark mixture of major and minor modes is evident in many of the preludes. The harmonic movement and gestures of Glass' Six Etudes for Piano, from 1994, make the pieces immediately recognizable as his work.

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)

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Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)

Michael Riesman - Philip Glass: Beauty and the Beast (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 156 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 110 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0105 | Time: 00:42:32

Following the recent successful albums of his transcriptions of music by Philip Glass, pianist Michael Riesman presents a new album of solo transcriptions and arrangements from Philip Glass's opera Beauty and the Beast. In Glass's music, the power of the creative and the raw world of nature, represented respectively by Beauty and the Beast, finally emerges and allows the world of imagination to take flight.

Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5

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Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 01:54:02 | Scans ~ 62 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps
Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.1 Gb | Label: Orange Mountain | # 0071/OMM5004
Classical, Minimalism, Opera

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera. Kepler is a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. Recent Glass operas including Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox carry more dialogue and intimate narrative scenes whereas Kepler is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientists - triumphs and human flaws.

Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003

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Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003

Philip Glass - The Photographer (1983) Reissue 2003
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 250 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 142 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Sony Classical | # SMK87969 | Time: 00:42:23

The Photographer is a three-part mixed media performance accompanied by music (also sometimes referred to as a chamber opera) by composer Philip Glass. The libretto is based on the life and homicide trial of 19th-century American photographer Eadweard Muybridge. Commissioned by the Holland Festival, the opera was first performed in 1982 at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi: Original Motion Picture Score (1983) Complete Original Soundtrack Version 2009

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Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi: Original Motion Picture Score (1983) Complete Original Soundtrack Version 2009

Philip Glass - Koyaanisqatsi: Original Motion Picture Score (1983)
Complete Original Soundtrack Version 2009

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 371 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb | Artwork included
Soundtrack, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # OMM0058 | 01:16:22

Koyaanisqatsi is a contemporary masterpiece. The film has had a significant impact on the media arts, music and popular culture since its release in 1983. This version is the original soundtrack including the sound effects used in the film.

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)

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Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)

Lavinia Meijer - Philip Glass: Metamorphosis & The Hours (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 199 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 158 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Channel Classics | # CCSSA33912 | 01:02:58

Since their first encounter in May 2011, Lavinia Meijer has worked with some frequency with Philip Glass, even though he has never written solo works specifically for the harp. However, many of his piano works and piano transcriptions, after minor adjustments, prove to be well suited to the modern pedal harp. Initially, Lavinia Meijer added Glass's five movement Metamorphosis to her repertoire, on the instigation of the undersigned, the Amsterdam gallery owner Robert Malasch and the American composer himself. After a first and successful performance (in the composer's presence) in the Amsterdam 'pop temple' The Melkweg, a first official recording was made for Channel Classics in June 2011 in the Dutch town of Schiedam. Since this recording was exclusively intended for a brief national marketing campaign, it has now been followed up by this complete Glass CD for international distribution. Lavinia Meijer is recognized worldwide as one of the most successful rising stars. Besides performing the standard harp repertoire Lavinia Meijer is very keen on playing modern music.

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.