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Glass: Dracula / Michael Riesman


Release Date: 03/20/2007 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 33   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip GlassMichael Riesman
Performer:  Michael Riesman
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

In 2004 Orange Mountain Music released an album of solo piano transcriptions of Philip Glass' Oscar and Goldne Globe nominated score to The Hours. These transcriptions were done by Glass' longtime Music Director and pianist Michael Riesman. Mr Riesman's solo piano transcription of 'The Hours' score proved so successful that Orange Mountain Music was inspired to approach Riesman again to make an arrangement of Glass' haunting score to Todd Browning's 1931 classic 'Dracula', which starred Bela Lugosi. Glass' original score was written for string quartet and was recorded and toured by the Kronos Quartet. This new arrangement of the score is treated to a truly virtuosic performance by Micheal Riesman and includes a previously unrecorded track Read more which was composed by Glass but was left out of the soundtrack recording. Riesman's extraordinary playing brings life and phenomenal craftmanship to a seemingly timeless musical score. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Dracula by Philip Glass
Performer:  Michael Riesman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1998; USA 
Venue:  Looking Glass Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 22 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Michael Riesman. 
2.
Dracula Epilogue by Michael Riesman
Performer:  Michael Riesman (Piano)
Venue:  Looking Glass Studios, New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 43 Secs. 
Notes: Arranger: Michael Riesman. 

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