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Philip Glass - The Thin Blue Line (1989)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 25, 2019
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.

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

Posted by Designol at March 23, 2019
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.
Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

Gidon Kremer - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto;
Ned Rorem: Violin Concerto; Leonard Bernstein: Serenade (1999)

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 351 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 183 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 445 185-2 GH | Time: 01:18:30

Here are three 20th-century violin concertos written within a 30-year period in three totally different styles, played by a soloist equally at home in all of them. Bernstein's Serenade, the earliest and most accessible work, takes its inspiration from Plato's Symposium; its five movements, musical portraits of the banquet's guests, represent different aspects of love as well as running the gamut of Bernstein's contrasting compositional styles. Rorem's concerto sounds wonderful. Its six movements have titles corresponding to their forms or moods; their character ranges from fast, brilliant, explosive to slow, passionate, melodious. Philip Glass's concerto, despite its conventional three movements and tonal, consonant harmonies, is the most elusive. Written in the "minimalist" style, which for most ordinary listeners is an acquired taste, it is based on repetition of small running figures both for orchestra and soloist, occasionally interrupted by long, high, singing lines in the violin against or above the orchestra's pulsation.

Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)  Music

Posted by Designol at March 22, 2019
Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)

Philip Glass - UAKTI - Aguas da Amazonia (1999)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 229 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 125 Mb | Scans included
Label: Point Music | # 289 464 064-2 | Time: 00:54:49
Modern Classical, Minimalism, World Fusion

The music on this disc represents one of several collaborations between American minimalist composer Philip Glass and experimental Brazilian percussion group Uakti (say WOK-chee). The members of Uakti make their own instruments, both conventional and invented. Their collaboration with Glass is not simply a matter of performance – in this work, commissioned by a Brazilian dance company in 1993, they actually adapted Glass' materials for their own instruments. The first nine movements of Aguas da Amazonia (Waters of Amazonia) consist of the names of Brazilian rivers; the tenth movement, "Metamorphosis I," was added later, with instrumentation similar to the first nine.
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

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.

Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)  Music

Posted by Designol at May 28, 2018
Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)

Ooppera Skaala - Philip Glass: A Madrigal Opera (2009)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 324 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 141 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # omm0062 | 01:00:30

Orange Mountain Music presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’ A Madrigal Opera performed by Finland’s Ooppera Skaala. Glass’ second opera after the hallmark Einstein on the Beach in 1975, A Madrigal Opera contains no narrative or subject matter. It is a work composed for future writers and directors to create in and around Glass score. The work is composed as for a traditional madrigal, with six voices with violin and viola accompaniment. The clean and dynamic Glass score from 1979 represented a huge musical step for the composer as he moved toward a more expressive idiom which later produced works like Satyagraha and Koyaanisqatsi.
Bojan Gorisek - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2017) 2CDs

Bojan Gorišek - Philip Glass: The Complete Piano Etudes (2017) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 435 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 297 Mb | Scans included
Classical, Minimalism | Label: Factory of Sounds | # FOS 2205057 | Time: 02:03:10

This recording by Bojan Gorišek finds the Slovenian pianist exploring the piano etudes by the contemporary American composer Philip Glass. Glass was receiving grants and commissions both in the U.S. and internationally. Pieces like "Satyagrahe", "Koyaanisqatsi" and the Violin Concerto found Glass writing on an orchestral scale; he also wrote for more traditional chamber ensembles. By the 1990's, Philip Glass had become a new kind of musical institution. The twenty piano etudes heard in this recording were begun in 1993, commissioned by the pianist Dennis Russell Davies. In these pieces, Glass departs from the "minimalist" style, incorporating a high degree of emotional expressiveness. The pianist Bojan Gorišek was born in 1962. He is especially well-regarded for his interpretations of the complete piano works of Erik Satie. As in these Glass performances, Gorišek concentrates on 20th and 21st-century compositions, with a special interest in new Slovenian works.

Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 25, 2017
Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013) [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Visitors: Original Film Soundtrack (2013)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 306 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 214 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0089 | 01:17:52

Orange Mountain Music presents the original motion picture soundtrack to Visitors, the new film by acclaimed director Godfrey Reggio with an original score by Philip Glass performed by the Bruckner Orchester Linz conducted by Dennis Russell Davies. Glass and Reggio have a collaborative relationship dating back over thirty years including past collaborations on Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi and Naqoyqatsi. Visitors is Reggio's first film in over a decade and inspired an elegant evocative score from Glass. This recording was produced by long-time Glass collaborator Kurt Munkacsi. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in September of 2013.

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 18, 2017
Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)

Bang on a Can - Philip Glass: Music in Fifths & Two Pages (2004)
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 283 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 122 Mb | Scans included | 00:52:07
Minimalism, Chamber Music, Avant-Garde | Label: Cantaloupe Music | # CA21016

Cantaloupe continues its recording series of the masterworks of the music of our time with this brilliant disc of two early classics by composer Philip Glass, performed by the Bang on a Can All-Stars. Glass is arguably minimalism's most well-known and influential composer. Before film soundtracks, operas, and universal acclaim, there were these intense, rugged, and demanding early works for keyboard. In Music in Fifths and Two Pages, Philip Glass's ideas are at their most basic, using only addition and subtraction of notes in simple scales to create epic and hypnotic musical forms. The Bang on a Can All-Stars reconceive these works for their ground-breaking sound of clarinet, cello, bass, piano, marimba, and electric guitar. In the tradition of their award winning recording of Terry Riley's In C (#1 CD of 2001 by both the New York Times and the Washington Post), the musicality, passion, and focus of the All-Stars, plus the sparkling sound quality of the recording, catapult these classic works into the 21st century.
Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)

Henri Demarquette & Vanessa Benelli Mosell - Echoes: Philip Glass & Sergei Rachmaninov (2018)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 248 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 161 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | # 481 629-9 | Time: 00:59:59

Pianist Vanessa Benelli Mosell and cellist Henri Demarquette find common ground between Philip Glass and Rachmoninov in this release that revels in both composers passion for sonic storytelling. Presenting a program of personal, dramatic and spiritual music, Mosell and Demarquette perform these selections with intimate ardor.