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PHILIP GLASS: THE COMPLETE SONY RECORDINGS (24 CDS)

PHILIP GLASS: THE COMPLETE SONY RECORDINGS (24 CDS)

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To celebrate the 80th birthday of the legendary American composer, The Complete Sony Recordings is the first ever release of Philip Glass Sony Classical recordings together in a limited-edition box set. The 24-CD set includes the first ever release of Glassworks specially mixed for your personal cassette player on CD, a 44 minute interview with Philip Glass on Glassworks (previously only available on a Columbia 7 ), a hard bound book with the original liner notes, most penned by Glass himself, plus full discographical notes and complete libretti.

Philip Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer. He is considered one of the most influential music makers of the late 20th century. His music is also often controversially described as minimal music, along with the work of the other "major minimalists" La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Steve Reich. Glass has distanced himself from the "minimalist" label, describing himself instead as a composer of "music with repetitive structures".

Though his early mature music shares much with what is normally called "minimalist", he has since evolved stylistically. Currently, he describes himself as a "classicist", pointing out that he is trained in harmony and counterpoint and studied such composers as Franz Schubert, Johann Sebastian Bach, and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with Nadia Boulanger.

Glass has founded his namesake musical group, the Philip Glass Ensemble, with which he still performs on keyboards, and has written operas, musical theatre works, ten symphonies, eleven concertos, solo works, chamber music, including seven string quartets and instrumental sonatas. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his scores for The Truman Show, Kundun and Notes on a Scandal.

Disc: 1
1. Opening - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Floe - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Islands - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Rubric - Philip Glass Ensemble
5. Facades - Philip Glass Ensemble
6. Closing - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 2
1. Opening (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Floe (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Islands (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Rubric (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble
5. Facades (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble
6. Closing (Remix) - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 3
1. Introduction - Philip Glass
2. Part I - Philip Glass
3. Part II - Philip Glass
4. Part III - Philip Glass
5. Part IV - Philip Glass
6. Part V - Philip Glass
7. Credits - Philip Glass
8. Rubric (Short Version) - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 4
1. Act I: "A Gentleman's Honor" - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Act II - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. A Gentleman's Honor - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Act III - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 5
1. Knee Play 1 - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Act I, Scene 1 - Train - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Act I, Scene 2 - Trail - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 6
1. Knee Play 2 - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Act II, Scene 1 - Dance 1 "Field with Spaceship" - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Act II, Scene 2 - Night Train - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Knee Play 3 - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 7
1. Act III, Scene 1 - Trail / Prison - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Act III, Scene 2 - Dance 2 "Field with Spaceship" - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Knee Play 4 - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 8
1. Act IV, Scene 1 - Building - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Act IV, Scene 2 - Bed - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Act IV, Scene 3 - Spaceship - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Knee Play 5 - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 9
1. Act I - Tolstoy - Scene 1 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2. Act I - Tolstoy - Scene 2 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
3. Act I - Tolstoy - Scene 3 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Disc: 10
1. Act II - Tagore - Scene 1 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2. Act II - Tagore - Scene 2 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
3. Act II - Tagore - Scene 3 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Disc: 11
1. Act III - King - Part 1 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2. Act III - King - Part 2 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus
3. Act III - King - Part 3 - New York City Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Disc: 12
1. Changing Opinion - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Lightning - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Freezing - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Liquid Days (Part I) - Philip Glass Ensemble
5. Open The Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part II) - Philip Glass Ensemble
6. Forgetting - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 13
1. Dance I - Philip Glass Ensemble
2. Dance II - Philip Glass Ensemble
3. Dance V - Philip Glass Ensemble
4. Dance VIII - Philip Glass Ensemble
5. Dance IX - Philip Glass Ensemble
6. Glasspiece No. 1 ("Rubric" from Glassworks) - Philip Glass Ensemble
7. Glasspiece No. 2 ("Facades" from Glassworks) - Philip Glass Ensemble
8. Glasspiece No. 3 ("Funeral" from Akhnaten) - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 14
1. Act I, Prelude - Refrain, Verse 1, Verse 2 - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2. Act I, Prelude - Verse 3 - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
3. Act I, Scene 1 - Funeral of Amenhotep III - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
4. Act I, Scene 2 - Coronation of Akhnaten - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
5. Act I, Scene 3 - Window of Appearances - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
6. Act II, Scene 1 - Temple - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
7. Act II, Scene 2 - Akhnaten and Nefertiti - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Disc: 15
1. Act II, Scene 3 - The City, Dance - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
2. Act II, Scene 3 - Dance - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
3. Act II, Scene 4 - Hymn - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
4. Act III, Scene 1 - The Family - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
5. Act III, Scene 2 - Attack and Fall - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
6. Act III, Scene 3 - The Ruins - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus
7. Act III, Scene 4 - Epilogue - Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus

Disc: 16
1. Dance No. 1 - Philip Glass
2. Dance No. 2 - Michael Reisman

Disc: 17
1. Dance No. 3 - Philip Glass
2. Dance No. 4 - Philip Glass
3. Dance No. 5 - Dora Ohrenstein

Disc: 18
1. Metamorphosis One - Philip Glass
2. Metamorphosis Two - Philip Glass
3. Metamorphosis Three - Philip Glass
4. Metamorphosis Four - Philip Glass
5. Metamorphosis Five - Philip Glass
6. Mad Rush - Philip Glass
7. Wichita Sutra Vortex - Philip Glass

Disc: 19
1. Protest (from "Satyagraha") - Douglas Perry
2. Evening Song (from "Satyagraha") - Douglas Perry
3. Hymn To The Sun (from "Akhnaten") - Paul Esswood
4. Trial / Prison (from "Einstein on the Beach") - Philip Glass Ensemble
5. Akhnaten and Nefertiti (from "Akhnaten") - Paul Esswood
6. Kuru Field of Justice (from "Satyagraha") - Douglas Perry
7. Knee Play 1 (from "Einstein on the Beach") - Philip Glass Ensemble
8. Tolstoy Farm (from "Satyagraha") - Douglas Perry
9. Window of Appearances (from "Akhnaten") - Paul Esswood
10. Bed (from "Einstein on the Beach") - Philip Glass Ensemble
11. Epilogue (from "Akhnaten") - Paul Esswood
12. Knee Play 5 (from "Einstein on the Beach") - Philip Glass Ensemble

Disc: 20
1. I. Mato Grosso - Robert Shaw
2. II. The Lake - Robert Shaw
3. III. The Dam - Robert Shaw
4. IV. To the Sea - Robert Shaw
5. The Canyon - Robert Shaw

Disc: 21
1. Dance No. 4 - Donald Joyce
2. Mad Rush - Donald Joyce
3. Dance No. 2 - Donald Joyce
4. Contrary Motion - Donald Joyce
5. Satyagraha, Act III - King: Part 3 - Donald Joyce

Disc: 22
1. Naqoyqatsi - Yo-Yo Ma
2. Primacy of Number - Yo-Yo Ma
3. Massman - Yo-Yo Ma
4. New World - Yo-Yo Ma
5. Religion - Yo-Yo Ma
6. Media Weather - Yo-Yo Ma
7. Old World - Yo-Yo Ma
8. Intensive Time - Yo-Yo Ma
9. Point Blank - Yo-Yo Ma
10. The Vivid Unknown - Yo-Yo Ma
11. Definition - Yo-Yo Ma

Disc: 23
1. Offering - Ravi Shankar
2. Sadhanipa - Ravi Shankar
3. Channels and Winds - Ravi Shankar
4. Ragas in Minor Scale - Ravi Shankar
5. Meetings Along the Edge - Ravi Shankar
6. Prashanti - Ravi Shankar

Disc: 24
1. I. Crotchet = 104 - Amy Dickson
2. II. Crotchet = 108 - Amy Dickson
3. III. Crotchet = 150 - Amy Dickson
4. Dreaming of Fiji (From "The Truman Show") - See Siang Wong
5. The Poet Acts (From "The Hours") - See Siang Wong
6. Melody for Saxophone No. 10 - Lautten Compagney
7. Glassworks: I. Opening - Lautten Compagney
8. The Windcatcher, Pt. III - Lautten Compagney
9. Glassworks: V. Facades - Lautten Compagney
10. The Windcatcher, Pt. I - Lautten Compagney
11. Melody for Saxophone No. 12 - Lautten Compagney
12. Melody for Saxophone No. 5 - Lautten Compagney
13. Video Dream - Lautten Compagney
14. The Olympian: Lighting of the Torch and Closing - Philip Glass


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