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Essential Phillip Glass


Release Date: 01/24/2012 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 191720  
Composer:  Philip Glass
Performer:  Janice PendarvisYo-Yo MaPhilip GlassDouglas Perry,   ... 
Conductor:  Michael RiesmanMichael ReismanDennis Russell DaviesRobert Shaw,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass EnsembleStuttgart State Opera ChorusStuttgart State Opera Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 3 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Essential Phillip Glass, a limited edition three-CD set, encompasses generous selections from Glass’ three seminal “Portrait Operas” (Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten) that established Glass as a serious, innovative classical composer. This collection also includes dance scores for Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room) and Jerome Robbins (Songs from Liquid Days), theater works (The Photographer ), plus music for solo piano and collaborations with artists as wide-ranging as Suzanne Vega, Linda Ronstadt, the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma. The Essential Phillip Glass, a limited edition three-CD set, encompasses generous selections from Glass’ three seminal “Portrait Operas” (Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten) that established Glass as a serious, innovative classical composer. This collection also includes dance scores for Twyla Tharp (In the Upper Room) and Jerome Robbins (Songs from Liquid Days), theater works (The Photographer ), plus music for solo piano and collaborations with artists as wide-ranging as Suzanne Vega, Linda Ronstadt, the Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Songs from Liquid Days: no 2, Lightning by Philip Glass
Performer:  Janice Pendarvis (Voice)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
2.
Facades by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
3.
The Photographer: A Gentleman's Honor by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1982; USA 
4.
Naqoyqatsi "Life as War": Primacy of number by Philip Glass
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 2002; USA 
5.
Metamorphoses (5): no 4 by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
6.
Songs from Liquid Days: no 5, Open the Kingdom (Liquid Days Part 2) by Philip Glass
Performer:  Douglas Perry (Tenor)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
7.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 2 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
8.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 8 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Reisman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
9.
Rubric by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
10.
Songs from Liquid Days: no 1, Changing Opinion by Philip Glass
Performer:  Bernard Fowler (Voice)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
11.
Opening by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
12.
Floe by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 
13.
Akhnaten: Funeral by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Dennis Russell Davies
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Stuttgart State Opera Chorus,  Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
14.
Naqoyqatsi: Point Blank by Philip Glass
Performer:  Yo-Yo Ma (Cello)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
15.
Wichita Vortex Sutra by Philip Glass
Performer:  Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
16.
Songs from Liquid Days: no 6, Forgetting by Philip Glass
Performer:  Linda Ronstadt (Soprano)
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble,  Kronos Quartet,  The Roches (Folk)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1986; USA 
17.
In the Upper Room: Dance no 9 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
18.
Itaipu: The Dam by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Robert Shaw
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra,  Atlanta Symphony Chorus
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1988; USA 
19.
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. 
20.
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. 
21.
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. 
22.
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 
23.
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. 
24.
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. 
25.
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. 
26.
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. 
27.
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. 
28.
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. 
29.
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. 
30.
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. 
31.
Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 1 by Philip Glass
Conductor:  Michael Riesman
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philip Glass Ensemble
Written: 1975 

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