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Philip Glass: The Complete Sony Recordings


Release Date: 10/28/2016 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 533761   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Philip GlassTarquinio Merula
Performer:  Michael RiesmanJack KriplPaul ZukofskySheryl Woods,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael RiesmanChristopher KeeneDennis Russell DaviesRobert Shaw,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass EnsembleNew York City Opera OrchestraNew York City Opera Chorus,   ... 
Number of Discs: 24 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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. 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. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Opening by Philip Glass
Performer:  Michael Riesman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 18 Secs. 
2.
Floe by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 32 Secs. 
3.
Islands by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 39 Secs. 
4.
Rubric by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
5.
Facades by Philip Glass
Performer:  Jack Kripl (Soprano Saxophone)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
6.
Closing by Philip Glass
Performer:  Michael Riesman (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Studio, NYC 
Length: 5 Minutes 56 Secs. 
7.
Glassworks: Specially Mixed for Your Personal Cassette Player by Philip Glass
Performer:  Jack Kripl (Soprano Saxophone), Michael Riesman (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
8.
An Interview with Philip Glass with Selections from Glassworks by Philip Glass
Performer:  Jack Kripl (Soprano Saxophone), Michael Riesman (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
9.
The Photographer by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Zukofsky (Violin)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
Venue:  The Green Street Recording Studio, NY 
Length: 42 Minutes 12 Secs. 
10.
Einstein on the Beach by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
11.
Satyagraha by Philip Glass
Performer:  Sheryl Woods (Soprano), Scott Reeve (Bass), Claudia Cummings (Soprano),
Robert McFarland (Baritone), Rhonda Liss (Alto), Douglas Perry (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra,  New York City Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
Venue:   RCA Recording Studios, New York City 
Length: 123 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: Sanskrit 
12.
Songs from Liquid Days by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Dunkel (Flute), Bernard Fowler (Voice), Linda Ronstadt (Soprano),
Janice Pendarvis (Voice)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble,  Kronos Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
13.
Rubric by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Inc., New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
14.
Facades by Philip Glass
Performer:  Jack Kripl (Soprano Saxophone), Jon Gibson (Soprano Saxophone)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Inc., New York 
Length: 7 Minutes 19 Secs. 
15.
Akhnaten: Funeral by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Venue:  Green Street Recording Inc., New York 
Length: 8 Minutes 52 Secs. 
16.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 1 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  The Living Room Inc., New York City 
Length: 1 Minutes 10 Secs. 
17.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 2 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  The Living Room Inc., New York City 
Length: 5 Minutes 42 Secs. 
18.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 5 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  The Living Room Inc., New York City 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
19.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 8 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  The Living Room Inc., New York City 
Length: 4 Minutes 58 Secs. 
20.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 9 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  The Living Room Inc., New York City 
Length: 8 Minutes 8 Secs. 
21.
Akhnaten by Philip Glass
Performer:  Milagro Vargas (Alto), Melinda Liebermann (Soprano), Tero Hannula (Baritone),
Helmut Holzapfel (Tenor), Cornelius Hauptmann (Bass), Victoria Schneider (Soprano),
Lynne Wilhelm-Königer (Soprano), Maria Koupilová-Ticha (Soprano), Paul Esswood (Countertenor),
Geraldine Rose (Alto), Angelika Schwarz (Alto), David Warrilow (Spoken Vocals),
Christina Wächtler (Alto)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Venue:  Karlshohe Church, Ludwigsburg, Germany 
Length: 128 Minutes 37 Secs. 
22.
Dance: Dance no 1 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
23.
Dance: Dance no 2 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Michael Riesman (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
24.
Dance: Dance no 3 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
25.
Dance: Dance no 4 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
26.
Dance: Dance no 5 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Dora Ohrenstein (Soprano), Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1979; USA 
27.
Metamorphoses (5) by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
28.
Mad Rush by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
29.
Wichita Vortex Sutra by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
30.
Satyagraha: Protest by Philip Glass
Performer:  Douglas Perry (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra,  New York City Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 19 Secs. 
31.
Satyagraha: Evening Song by Philip Glass
Performer:  Douglas Perry (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra,  New York City Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 7 Secs. 
32.
Einstein on the Beach: Trial/Prison by Philip Glass
Performer:  Lucinda Childs (Spoken Vocals), Jon Gibson (Saxophone), Richard Landry (Bass Clarinet)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Big Apple Recording Studios, New York 
Length: 2 Minutes 47 Secs. 
33.
Akhnaten: Akhnaten and Nefertiti by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Esswood (Countertenor), Milagro Vargas (Alto)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 4 Minutes 15 Secs. 
34.
Satyagraha: Kuru Field of Justice by Philip Glass
Performer:  Robert McFarland (Baritone), Douglas Perry (Tenor)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra,  New York City Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York 
Length: 6 Minutes 4 Secs. 
35.
Einstein on the Beach: Knee 1 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Electric Organ), Sheryl Sutton (Spoken Vocals), Lucinda Childs (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Big Apple Recording Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 32 Secs. 
36.
Satyagraha: Tolstoy Farm by Philip Glass
Performer:  Rhonda Liss (Alto), Sheryl Woods (Soprano), Claudia Cummings (Soprano),
Robert McFarland (Baritone), Douglas Perry (Tenor), Scott Reeve (Bass)
Conductor:  Christopher Keene
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New York City Opera Orchestra,  New York City Opera Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1977-1978; USA 
Date of Recording: 1984 
Venue:  RCA Studio A, New York 
Length: 4 Minutes 54 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
37.
Akhnaten: Window of Appearances by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Esswood (Countertenor), Milagro Vargas (Alto)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 4 Minutes 22 Secs. 
38.
Einstein on the Beach: Bed by Philip Glass
Performer:  Iris Hiskey (Soprano), George Andoniadis (Organ)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Big Apple Recording Studios, New York 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
39.
Akhnaten: Epilogue by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Esswood (Countertenor), Milagro Vargas (Alto)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 4 Minutes 18 Secs. 
40.
Einstein on the Beach: Knee 5 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Electric Organ), Paul Zukofsky (Violin), Samuel Johnson (Spoken Vocals),
Sheryl Sutton (Spoken Vocals), Lucinda Childs (Spoken Vocals)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1975; USA 
Date of Recording: 1978 
Venue:  Big Apple Recording Studios, New York 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
41.
Akhnaten: Hymn to the Aten [Sun] by Philip Glass
Performer:  Paul Esswood (Countertenor)
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 1987 
Length: 6 Minutes 16 Secs. 
42.
Itaipu by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 39 Minutes 10 Secs. 
43.
The Canyon by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
Venue:  Symphony Hall, Atlanta, Georgia 
Length: 16 Minutes 32 Secs. 
44.
Naqoyqatsi by Philip Glass
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
45.
Passages by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano), Ravi Shankar (Sitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
46.
Concerto for Violin by Philip Glass
Performer:  Amy Dickson (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1987; USA 
47.
Dreaming of Fiji (for the film "The Truman Show") by Philip Glass
Performer:  See Siang Wong (Piano)
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1998 
48.
The Hours: The Poet Acts by Philip Glass
Performer:  See Siang Wong (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
49.
Melodies for Saxophone: Melody no 10 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 32 Secs. 
50.
Glassworks: Opening by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; United States 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 7 Minutes 12 Secs. 
51.
The Windcatcher: Part 3 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1992 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 34 Secs. 
52.
Glassworks: Facades by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: Modern 
Written: 1981; United States of Ame 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 6 Minutes 21 Secs. 
53.
The Windcatcher: Part 1 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: Contemporary 
Written: 1992 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 42 Secs. 
54.
Melodies for Saxophone: Melody no 12 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 44 Secs. 
55.
Melodies for Saxophone: Melody no 5 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
56.
Powaqqatsi: Video Dream by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Wolfgang Katschner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Lautten Compagney
Period: 20th Century 
Venue:  Refektorium Heilsbronn, Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 27 Secs. 
57.
The Olympian by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1984 

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