Glass - A Portrait Of Philip In 12 Parts

Release Date: 4/14/2009
Catalog Number: 54
Composer: Philip Glass
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
This is the soundtrack to the documentary film made by director Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations) which is now in theaters. The film has been short-listed for an Academy Award for Best Documentary (there will be 5 nominees, meaning it has a 1 in 3 chance of being nominated). The soundtrack is a survey of Philip Glass' compositional career and features music from Etoile Polaire, Saxophone, The Thin Blue Line, Symphony No. 8 and never-before-released tracks from Einstein on the Beach (from the 1984 Brooklyn Academy of Music production and a live recording of Philip Glass performing Metamorphosis No.2. For 18 months director Scott Hicks (Shine, No Reservations) followed composer Philip Glass around with a video camera capturing all aspects of his life. His film provides an intimate look at Glass as a family man, delves into his spiritual life and produces some insights on how he composes music. Orange Mountain Music's soundtrack to "GLASS: A Portrait of Philip in Twelve Parts" contains much of the music from the film including a wide variety of music from every part of Philip Glass's career. Included on this collection are selections from Einstein on the Beach, Etoile Polaire, Glass' music for solo piano, and more.
Works on This Recording
1. Einstein on the Beach: Knee 1 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; USA
2. Einstein on the Beach: Train 1 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; USA
3. Einstein on the Beach: Knee 4 by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; USA
4. Einstein on the Beach: Aria by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1975 ; USA
5. North Star: Etoile Polaire by Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass
Period: 20th Century
6. Mon pere, Mon pere by Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass
Period: 20th Century
7. North Star: Are Years What? "For Marianne Moore" by Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass
Period: 20th Century
8. Etudes (10) for Piano: Etude no 2 by Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
9. Thin Blue Line: Houston Skyline by Philip Glass
Conductor: Michael Riesman
Period: 20th Century
Written: by 1988 ; USA
10. A Musical Portrait of Chuck Close: 1st movement by Philip Glass
Performer: Bruce Levingston (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 2005 ; USA
11. Melodies for Saxophone: Melody no 11 by Philip Glass
Performer: Andrew Sterman (Saxophone)
Period: 20th Century
12. Symphony no 8: 1st movement by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Bruckner Orchester Linz
Period: 20th Century
13. Orphée: Suite - Orphée's Bedroom by Philip Glass
Performer: Paul [piano] Barnes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
14. Orphée: Suite - Orphée and the Princess by Philip Glass
Performer: Paul [piano] Barnes (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
15. Floe by Philip Glass
Orchestra/Ensemble: Philip Glass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1981 ; USA
16. Metamorphoses (5): no 2 by Philip Glass
Performer: Philip Glass (Piano)
Period: 20th Century
Written: 1988 ; USA
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