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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #160 on: March 01, 2014, 02:32:45 AM »
My first full listen to this Naxos disc featuring the amazingly beautiful Harpsichord Concerto by Philip Glass. Definitely a few things I prefer from this newer performance over the first release from Orange Mountain Music. A piece very worthy of a second recording.



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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #161 on: June 18, 2014, 12:13:09 PM »
A new recording of Koyannisqatsi is available on iTunes. It's a live performance featuring the Philip Glass Ensemble, New York Philharmonic and Collegiate Chorale conducted by Michael Reisman. I've only heard 90 seconds clips of each movement, but the sound is very full and clear for the Ensemble and NYP, although the sample of Vessels was quite different, the voices sounded distant and not as coherent. It's labeled as Mastered for iTunes and I don't see it listed on Amazon.com at the moment, perhaps an iTunes exclusive? I'll do more research.

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Re: Philip Glass
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #163 on: December 09, 2014, 12:46:09 PM »
Nicolas Horvath is recording the complete piano music in a series for Grand Piano (Naxos). Volume I is going to be released this spring.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #164 on: December 21, 2014, 11:45:04 AM »


This one getting a release on vinyl.  Anyone here know the music?
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #165 on: February 06, 2015, 03:53:54 PM »
Orange Mountain Music, the record company dedicated to the music of Philip Glass, has released ringtones of Glass' music available for Apple devices. My Christmas wish has come true.  0:)

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #166 on: February 06, 2015, 04:05:55 PM »
Orange Mountain Music, the record company dedicated to the music of Philip Glass, has released ringtones of Glass' music available for Apple devices. My Christmas wish has come true.  0:)
My text message alert and my ringtone are both Messiaen (Des Canyons aux Etoiles and Turangalila-Symphonie, respectively).

Anyhow, can you do me a favor? I asked Ken on the listening board, but he missed it I guess:
1. If there was one Glass symphony for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
2. If there was one Glass solo piano work for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
Don't give me more than one per question or I'll get confused, overwhelmed, and probably never end up listening :-\.
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #167 on: February 06, 2015, 04:11:34 PM »
My text message alert and my ringtone are both Messiaen (Des Canyons aux Etoiles and Turangalila-Symphonie, respectively).

Anyhow, can you do me a favor? I asked Ken on the listening board, but he missed it I guess:
1. If there was one Glass symphony for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
2. If there was one Glass solo piano work for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
Don't give me more than one per question or I'll get confused, overwhelmed, and probably never end up listening :-\.

Do I need to answer in third person?  ;D

1. Symphony No. 3
2. The Orphee Suite for Piano

Not that those are my top choices in those genres, and they are great, but recommended for starters.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #168 on: February 06, 2015, 04:34:08 PM »
Do I need to answer in third person?  ;D

1. Symphony No. 3
2. The Orphee Suite for Piano

Not that those are my top choices in those genres, and they are great, but recommended for starters.
Great! Thanks! I will give these a listen soon.
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #169 on: February 06, 2015, 05:05:02 PM »
Great! Thanks! I will give these a listen soon.

Anytime.  ;D
Let me know what you think. I could give you other recs based on if you like or dislike these first pieces.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #170 on: February 06, 2015, 07:34:00 PM »
My text message alert and my ringtone are both Messiaen (Des Canyons aux Etoiles and Turangalila-Symphonie, respectively).

Anyhow, can you do me a favor? I asked Ken on the listening board, but he missed it I guess:
1. If there was one Glass symphony for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
2. If there was one Glass solo piano work for EigenUser to hear, which would it be?
Don't give me more than one per question or I'll get confused, overwhelmed, and probably never end up listening :-\.
9. Or 8.
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #171 on: February 07, 2015, 12:12:41 AM »
9. Or 8.
Metamorphosis.
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Nice, Ken. You went straight to the meat and potatoes, I believe 8 & 9 are overall better compositions than 3, I thought that they might be too heavy for a starter. But I know Nate is on his way to becoming a full fledged GlassHead.

My true #1 introduction piece for Glass is Knee No. 5 from this 1996 recording of Einstein on the Beach. From the opening deep organ and choir counting to 8, to the lonely violin and narrator reciting the story about Love. It's mesmerizing.


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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #172 on: February 07, 2015, 12:55:17 AM »
Glass isn't much of symphonist, though I don't know the later ones; here are some of his finest works-

Company
In the upper room, eg movs 7-8
Violin concerto No.1
Koyaanisqatsi
Mad rush
Dance No.1
Songs from liquid days
Belle et la Bete
The Photographer
Satyagraha
Einstein on the beach

Here's a link to In the upper room 8, lovely piece for a start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpewOlR-z_4

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #173 on: February 07, 2015, 06:47:22 AM »
Glass isn't much of symphonist, though I don't know the later ones; here are some of his finest works-

Company
In the upper room, eg movs 7-8
Violin concerto No.1
Koyaanisqatsi
Mad rush
Dance No.1
Songs from liquid days
Belle et la Bete
The Photographer
Satyagraha
Einstein on the beach

Here's a link to In the upper room 8, lovely piece for a start https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpewOlR-z_4

Yep. But symphonies 8 and 9 are excellent. I would add the concertos, consistently better than the symphonies.  Nate should give the double tympani concerto a spin.

PS Nice to see Photographer get some love. It's a sheep from the goats score I find. Too strict for most, but I love it.
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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #174 on: February 07, 2015, 06:50:24 AM »
Okay. Will try get hold of 9 or 8 today.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #175 on: February 07, 2015, 06:50:52 AM »
Nice, Ken. You went straight to the meat and potatoes, I believe 8 & 9 are overall better compositions than 3, I thought that they might be too heavy for a starter. But I know Nate is on his way to becoming a full fledged GlassHead.

My true #1 introduction piece for Glass is Knee No. 5 from this 1996 recording of Einstein on the Beach. From the opening deep organ and choir counting to 8, to the lonely violin and narrator reciting the story about Love. It's mesmerizing.



Yes. It was Liquid Days and Einstein that glazed me.  :laugh: the kneeplays are where the rubber hits the road in terms of what is so new and original about minimalism. (I may expand on this idea sometime, when I figure out how to express the idea so that it will piss off the maximum number of GMGers.  :) but  :blank: )

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #176 on: February 08, 2015, 05:29:40 AM »
Glass's Ninth, two playings so far and it's getting better. There's a sustained architectural control that emerges despite the familiar language; not sure about some of the bombast in the finale but overall it's not wasting my time, even if it's very valedictory both for Glass and Western art music.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #177 on: February 10, 2015, 10:45:48 AM »
Lisitsa's album of Michael Nyman piano music was one my favorite albums of last year. I expect no less from this March 10th release. Two discs worth of music.


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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #178 on: March 10, 2015, 07:01:20 PM »
Lisitsa's album of Michael Nyman piano music was one my favorite albums of last year. I expect no less from this March 10th release. Two discs worth of music.



This is wonderful. I find myself collecting quite a bit of Lisitsa's recordings, I'm really quite fond of her musical form and approach. I am a big fan of her Nyman disc, as mentioned above, and now she has done it again with Glass's music. Her programming is unique, and offers a broad variety of Glass' piano music. Lisitsa plays freely with the rhythm and tempi, resulting in beautiful and very personally influenced performances. Highly recommended.

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Re: Philip Glass
« Reply #179 on: March 11, 2015, 05:53:26 PM »
What are his best recent works? I heard something last month that sounded much better than the Glass I used to passionately avoid.