Philip Glass

Philip Glass & Leonard Cohen - Book of Longing (2007) (Repost)  Music

Posted by tirexiss at Nov. 15, 2016
Philip Glass & Leonard Cohen - Book of Longing (2007) (Repost)

Philip Glass & Leonard Cohen - Book of Longing (2007)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 88:31 | 379 MB
Genre: Modern Classical | Label: Orange Mountain Music | Catalog: OMM-0043

In May 2006, Leonard Cohen published his first collection of poetry in 22 years, Book of Longing, having previously used some of the material as songs on his most recent albums, Ten New Songs (2001) and Dear Heather (2004). The book touched on many of the themes he had explored throughout his writing career, including spirituality (he had spent part of his time between books as a postulant at a Buddhist monastery), eroticism, and self-deprecating humor. On June 1, 2007, at the Luminato Festival in Toronto, Ontario, composer Philip Glass premiered his song cycle based on Book of Longing, which is here given a two-CD recording. Cohen is present on the album speaking (not singing) some of his poems, and Glass also has set some of them to music, with singing by a soprano (Dominique Plaisant), a mezzo-soprano (Tara Hugo), a tenor (Will Erat), and a bass-baritone (Daniel Keeling).
Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music of Philip Glass & Others) (2016)

Lavinia Meijer - The Glass Effect (The Music of Philip Glass & Others) (2016)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:54:43 | 270 MB
Label: Sony Music Classical

Born in South-Korea and at the age of two adopted into a Dutch family, Lavinia Meijer started to play the harp at the age of nine. Within two years she was admissioned to study at the young talent class of the conservatory of Utrecht (Bachelor) and later at the conservatory of Amsterdam (Master). At both conservatories she graduated with Honours. Her success at the conservatory of Amsterdam was a prelude on Lavinia’s career to come.

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)  Music

Posted by Designol at Nov. 3, 2016
Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)

Anton Batagov - Philip Glass: Prophecies (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 269 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 176 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0110 | Time: 01:06:47

Pianist and composer Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which is personally important to him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captures in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi. In 2009, after a hiatus of 12 years from live performance Batagov returned to the stage presenting a series of unique solo programs including this program which was recorded in Moscow in November 2015.
Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set

Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Symphonies Nos. 1-10 (2016) 11 CD Box Set
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 2.31 Gb (incl 5%) | Scans included | Time: 07:47:36
Genre: 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.
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 4, On Love (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 4, On Love (2016)
The Hours - Modern Love Waltz - Notes On a Sandal - Music In Fifths

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 224 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 177 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP692 | Time: 01:01:08

This volume focuses on love, one of Philip Glass’s most glorious themes. The timeless melancholy of his BAFTA award-winning music for The Hours forms an organic suite driven by the film’s three powerful characters, here complete with unpublished tracks. The breathtakingly energetic Modern Love Waltz expands the limits of minimalism by combining Glass’s style with Viennese dance tradition, while his transcription of Notes on a Scandal is a recording première. Steve Reich described the iconic Music in Fifths as being “like a freight train”. Recognized as a leading interpreter of Liszt’s music, Nicolas Horvath has in recent years become one of the most sought after pianists of his generation. Holder of a number of awards, including First Prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, sometimes over twelve hours, such as Philip Glass’s complete piano music or Erik Satie’s Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Nicolas Horvath is a Steinway artist.
Angela & Jennifer Chun - Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)

Philip Glass - In The Summer House, Mad Rush; Nico Muhly - Four Studies, Honest Music (2016)
Angela & Jennifer Chun, violins; Nico Muhly, piano & keyboard

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 295 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 165 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: harmonia mundi | # HMU 907599 | Time: 00:56:57

The music on this recital was specifically written or arranged for duo violinists Angela and Jennifer Chun. It highlights the personal and professional connections between Philip Glass and Nico Muhly, a longtime colleague and admirer of Glass's work. Glass's miniaturist works, Mad Rush and In the Summer House, create a maximum effect when paired with Muhly's minimalist Four Studies and Honest Music.
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 3, Metamorphosis (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 3, Metamorphosis (2016)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 287 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 216 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP691 | Time: 01:17:01

This program reverses time, revealing the Metamorphosis in Glass’s work from his 1980s film and theatre transcriptions, through The Olympian composed for the Los Angeles Olympiad, to rarities such as the dream-like Coda. The Trilogy Sonata highlights Glass’s renowned operas from the celebratory Akhnaten Dance to the stately Satyagraha and landmark Einstein on the Beach. The dazzling pulse-patterns of Two Pages make it a milestone of minimalism, while the Sonatina No. 2 is a pre-minimalist work composed when Glass was a student of Darius Milhaud at Juilliard.
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 2, Complete Etudes Nos. 1-20 (2015)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds Vol. 2, Complete Etudes Nos. 1-20 (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 349 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 229 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP690 | Time: 01:23:23

Following the enormous success of, and critical superlatives tossed like bouquets of roses at Glassworlds 1 (Grand Piano 677), Glassworlds 2, featuring Philip Glasss 20 Etudes for solo piano, is now available and primed for a similar, or even more enthusiastic reception. Nicolas Horvath gave the world premiere performance of the complete cycle of Philip Glasss 20 Etudes at Carnegie Hall on 9 January 2015. Recognized at once as a great interpreter of Liszts music, Nicolas Horvath became in recent years one of the most sought after pianists of his generation. Holder of a number of awards, including First Prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono Intl Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, some lasting in excess of 12 hours, such as Philip Glass complete piano music or Erik Saties Vexations. Composers from many countries have written works for him. Alongside his career as an international virtuoso, Nicolas Horvath is also a composer, his aesthetic in his creative work music being one of great inclusivity. a prodigious pianist.

The World of Philip Glass  Music

Posted by trackball at April 23, 2010
The World of Philip Glass

The World of Philip Glass
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC tracks, No CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, HQ | 339 MB
CD Date: 26 Aug 2002 | Decca

Philip Glass is one of the most familiar names in contemporary music today. He is also one of the most successful and widely-performed living composers and his output ranges from instrumental works and large-scale operas and theater pieces to film music and collaborations with rock musicians. Glass was born in Baltimore in 1937 to Jewish immigrant parents and his early musical education began with violin lessons at the age of six and at the age of eight he was accepted at the Peabody Institute (the youngest student ever accepted at that august institution). Studies there included his by now preferred instrument, the flute, and by the time he reached his teens he began composing.
Philip Glass - Two Pages. Contrary Motion. Music in Fifths. Music in Similar Motion

Philip Glass - Two Pages. Contrary Motion. Music in Fifths. Music in Similar Motion
Classical | Easy CD-DA, FLAC tracks, No CUE, No Log | 1 CD, Cover, HQ | 449 MB
CD Date: February 1, 1994 | Nonesuch

To fully appreciate the sheer, unbridled audacity of these four early works by Philip Glass, it is helpful, for a moment, to imagine that it's 1969 and you've never heard any of the composer's music before. Indeed, in 1969, it would have been unlikely that you'd heard anything like this before.