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Glass (b. 1937), along with Steve Reich, La Monte Young, and Terry Riley, helped shape the minimalist movement. His highly recognizable style has won Glass wide critical and commercial acceptance. Glass's music is marked by its repetitions and bright keyboard figures, and he has made important inroads into scoring music for films and unconventional operas. Here are his essential recordings.
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Glass: Einstein On The Beach / Michael Riesman
Composer: Philip Glass
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Wea/Atlantic/Nonesuch - #79323 / September 28, 1993

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Although Einstein on the Beach is by definition an opera, Philip Glass's most famous work also transcends traditional music categories. Glass avoided all vestiges of plot in the piece and dug deep into his quiver of repetitions to create an artfully unnerving five hours of brilliance. The instrumental ensemble never exceeds five members, playing electric keyboards, saxophones, flutes, and a single violin. Furthermore, the music congregates around the upper registers, often darting through its...Read more


Koyaanisqatsi (1998 Re-recording) [SOUNDTRACK]
Philip Glass

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Fifteen years after its initial release, Philip Glass's score to Godfrey Reggio's film Koyaanisqatsi is still as timeless as it was meant to be. Glass's epic score, virtually the only sound in this non-narrative movie, accompanied an exhilarating, wordless meditation of images ranging from expansive, slow-motion landscapes to whirling-dervish city scenes shot using time-lapse techniques. Glass's music was a perfect match. The opening chant is still unlike anything Glass has composed, a Tibetan...Read more


Glass: La Belle et la Bte / Riesman, Philip Glass Ensemble
Composer: Philip Glass
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Performer: Janice Felty, John Kuether, et al.
Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Wea/Atlantic/Nonesuch - #79347 / April 18, 1995

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This is an extraordinary retelling of the classic story "The Beauty and the Beast", this time based on the Jean Cocteau film La Belle et la Bete. Philip Glass, one of our reigning minimalists, studied under Darius Milhaud and Nadia Boulanger in Paris and his music has always had a quiet Debussy-like character to it. What is amazing is that Glass is one of the minimalists who have made a successful transition into opera (John Adams is the other). And catch the scary silent-movie-house...Read more


Glass: Music With Changing Parts / Philip Glass Ensemble
Composer: Philip Glass
Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Wea/Atlantic/Nonesuch - #79325 / February 1, 1994

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Philip Glass's early works have purely functional titles, and this one is no exception. His masterpiece in this repetitious and rigorously structural composition style-- Music in Twelve Parts--may be just too much for some people to take. If so, then this disc may be just the ticket. Of course, Glass's many fans will snap it up as a matter of course, but as the title implies, there's somewhat more happening here than in his very first minimalist works--just enough so that newcomers to the style...Read more


Glass: Glassworks / Philip Glass Ensemble
Composer: Philip Glass
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Performer: Michael Riesman, Jack Kripl
Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Sony Classics - #37265 / January 1, 1987

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Glassworks remains Philip Glass's bestseller from the middle period of his career, the recording by means of which many listeners familiarized themselves with his music. Conceived as a thematically whole instrumental studio album taking advantage of the promotional and marketing capabilities of what was then Glass's new major label (CBS, now Sony Classical) and targeted at consumers intrigued with his newfound notoriety, Glassworks features six parts (three per side on the original LP and...Read more


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    glass fragments - An introductory site devoted to the discussion of the music of Philip Glass. Contains a "suggested listening" list for building a collection of Glass recordings.

    GlassPages: Philip Glass on the Web - Another extensive site, with articles, pictures, news, sound files, lyrics, jokes, and links.

    Koyaanisqatsi - Koyaanisqatsi, an independent film by Godrey Reggio; film score by Philip Glass.

    The Lost Works of Philip Glass - A wish list of Glass recordings which either don't exist, or are not available to the (U.S.) public.

    Philip Glass : Einstein on the Beach - Musical themes of Einstein on the Beach, first opera of Philip Glass' trilogy.

    A Philip GlassographyPhilip Glass - The "Rough Guide to Classical Music on CD" guide to Glass

    The Philip Glass Exponential - The Philip Glass Exponential, a page for Philip Glass information, concert schedules, and up to date Philip Glass news.

    Philip Glass Discography - Philip Glass' chronological U.S. album releases, complete with cover art, track listings, composition lengths and miscellaneous liner notes.

    Philip Glass - Biography, key works, reviews, articles.

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