Philip Glass – Solo Piano - 1989 Ambient Minimal Classical - Black Vinyl - Sealed 180 Grm LP

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Philip Glass – Solo Piano
Label: Music On Vinyl – MOVCL007, Sony Music – MOVCL007
Series: Music On Vinyl Classical
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 Gram
Mastered at Masterdisk
System recorded and edited with Sound Tools by digidesign using the Apple Macintosh II
Philip Glass plays Baldwin Pianos
Special thanks to Paul Rice and Christopher Bock
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi for Euphorbia Production Ltd.
Cover Design: Joel Zimmerman
Cover photo: Steve Prezant
Barcode: 8718469535118
Country: Europe
Released: 2014
Genre: Classical
Style: Contemporary
A1  Metamorphosis One 
A2 Metamorphosis Two 
A3 Metamorphosis Three     
A4 Metamorphosis Four      
A5 Metamorphosis Five 
B1 Mad Rush
B2 Wichita Sutra Vortex
"Mention "minimalism" and certain names will pop up, both within and outside of the classical world: Terry Riley, Steve Reich, John Adams. The most famous one, however, would be Philip Glass. Unlike most 20th Century composers, Glass has reached far beyond the concert hall: his work includes film soundtracks (THE TRUMAN SHOW, THE THIN BLUE LINE), multimedia presentations ('1000 Airplanes on the Roof"), and collaborations with pop/rock writers/performers (his SONGS FOR LIQUID DAYS album).
With SOLO PIANO, Glass presents himself "unplugged" - no electronic keyboards or synthesizers, and no overdubs, either - just solo piano. Here, Glass' connection to the established "classical" tradition is most evident. Though his pieces are "minimal" (subtly altered repeated patterns or melodic motifs), yet they have an unsentimental beauty and heartfelt grace that one would hear in J.S. Bach's English Suites, as well as the piano music of Chopin and Erik Satie. Portions of the suite 'Metamorphosis' are based on Glass' score for THE THIN BLUE LINE; these short pieces are forlornly entrancing without being drippy or "trance-like." The finale, 'Wichita Sutra Vortex,' is a uniquely and quintessentially "American" piece. It draws upon gospel music in the same way Ives and Copland drew from the well of American folk tunes, but where those composers worked in ironic portions or references to the tunes, Glass absorbs the deep feeling and tones of gospel, without recalling any particular song. Both Glass fans and minimalist neophytes should hear this." (AllMusic)
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Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Color Black