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Glass: Book Of Longing

Release Date: 12/11/2007 
Label:  Orange Mountain Music   Catalog #: 43   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Megan MarolfPhilip GlassDominique PlaisantTara Hugo,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 29 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A new work by Philip Glass based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen, 'Book of Longing' is a two disc set of the complete song cycle composed for ensemble, singers, spoken word and imagery. The culmination of years of mutual admiration between two of the most celebrated musical artists of their generation, the piece features new music by Philip Glass that is inspired by Cohen's collection of poems and his artwork of the same name. Composed for a unique collection of instruments and including the composer on keyboard plus four singers; Glass's longtime musical director Michael Riesman conducts the ensemble. The 'Book of Longing' 2CD collection evokes the magic in Cohen's intimate prose with deluxe digipack including the full 32 page libretto and Read more Leonard Cohen's original artwork. Read less

Works on This Recording

Book of Longing by Philip Glass
Performer:  Megan Marolf (Oboe), Philip Glass (Keyboard), Dominique Plaisant (Soprano),
Tara Hugo (Mezzo Soprano), Tim Fain (Violin), Megan Marolf (English Horn),
Eleonore Oppenheim (Double Bass), Daniel Keeling (Bass Baritone), Mick Rossi (Keyboard),
Michael Riesman (Keyboard), Will Erat (Tenor), Kate St. John (Oboe),
Andrew Sterman (Bass Clarinet), Kate St. John (English Horn), Mick Rossi (Percussion),
Andrew Sterman (Flute), Andrew Sterman (Piccolo), Andrew Sterman (Saxophone),
Wendy Sutter (Cello), Leonard Cohen (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: by 2007 
Length: 3 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 

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