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11 March 2012

Philip Glass: Glassworks

Classical, Soundtrack | EAC, FLACs, CUE, Log | 1 CD, Booklet | 201 MB CD Date: 2001 - Ori: 1987 | SONY
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In 1982 Philip Glass became the first composer since Aaron Copland to join the CBS Masterworks label. Glass had formed the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1968, but it wasn't until his opera Einstein on the Beach (1976) that he achieved great critical and popular success. His first album for Masterworks, Glassworks, tripled all sales projections, pleasing audiences, critics and Glass himself: "I'm very pleased with it, the way it's received in performance. The pieces seem to have an emotional quality that everyone responds to, and they work very well as performance pieces."
Music Composed and arranged by Philip Glass. Produced by Kurt Munkacsi / Philip Glass.
Michael Riesman, Conductor.
Performed by The Philip Glass Ensemble. Michael Riesman: piano, electric organ, bass synthesizer. Jack Kripl: piccolo, soprano sax, clarinet, bass clarinet. Philip Glass: electric organ. Jon Gibson: soprano sax "Floe," "Rubric". Richard Peck: tenor sax. Sharon Moe: French horn. Larry Wechsler: French horn. Violas: Linda Moss, Lois Martin, Julian Barber, Al Brown, Maureen Gallagher. Cellos: Seymour Barab, John Abramowitz, Fred Zlotkin.
TRACKS:
1 Opening 6:25
2 Floe 5:59
3 Islands 7:40
4 Rubric 6:05
5 Façades 7:21
6 Closing 5:59
I'm beginning here to resurrect some of the works that "disappeared" from Avax or were "abandoned" from the original uploaders. There's not a real thought behind it, I'm just cleaning up my HDs and following the wind. What I downloaded long ago is flowing back. All credits go to the first uploader. Enjoy...