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The Essential Philip Glass - Deluxe Edition

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Disc 1 of 3
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Lightning
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Janice Pendarvis
6:43
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Facades
Artist: Philip Glass;Philip Glass Ensemble
7:19
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The Photographer: "A Gentleman's Honor"
Artist: Michael Riesman;Philip Glass Ensemble;Paul Zukofsky
3:17
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Primacy of Number
Artist: Yo-Yo Ma;Philip Glass Ensemble
6:52
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Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis Four
7:00
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Open The Kingdom (Liquid Days, Part II)
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble
7:00
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In the Upper Room (Choreographed by Twyla Tharp): Dance II
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Michael Riesman
5:42
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In the Upper Room (Choreographed by Twyla Tharp): Dance VIII
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Michael Riesman
4:58
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Glasspieces (Choreographed by Jerome Robbins): Glasspiece #1 ("Rubric" from Glassworks)
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Michael Riesman
6:03
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Changing Opinion
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Paul Dunkel;Bernard Fowler;Michael Riesman
9:56
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Disc 2 of 3
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Opening
Artist: Philip Glass;Philip Glass Ensemble
6:18
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Floe
Artist: Philip Glass;Philip Glass Ensemble
5:59
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Akhnaten: Scene 1: Funeral of Amenhotep III
Artist: Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra and Chorus, Dennis Russell Davies
8:59
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Point Blank
Artist: Yo-Yo Ma;Philip Glass Ensemble
11:17
 
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Wichita Sutra Vortex
6:50
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Forgetting
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Linda Ronstadt;Kronos Quartet
8:05
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In the Upper Room (Choreographed by Twyla Tharp): Dance IX
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble;Michael Riesman
8:08
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Itaipu: III. The Dam
Artist: Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, Robert Shaw
11:47
 
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Definition
Artist: Yo-Yo Ma;Philip Glass Ensemble
2:50
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Disc 3 of 3
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Protest from Satyagraha
Artist: Douglas Perry
4:19
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Evening Song from Satyagraha
Artist: Douglas Perry
4:07
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Hymn To The Sun from Akhnaten
Artist: Paul Esswood
6:16
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Trial - Prison from Einstein on the Beach
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble
2:47
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Akhnaten And Nefertiti from Akhnaten
Artist: Paul Esswood
4:15
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Kuru Field Of Justice from Satyagraha
Artist: Douglas Perry
6:04
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Knee 1 from Einstein on the Beach
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble
3:32
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Tolstoy Farm from Satyagraha
Artist: Douglas Perry
4:54
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Window Of Appearances from Akhnaten
Artist: Paul Esswood
4:22
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Bed from Einstein on the Beach
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble
3:40
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Epilogue from Akhnaten
Artist: Paul Esswood
4:18
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Knee 5 from Einstein on the Beach
Artist: Philip Glass Ensemble
5:10
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the Esssential Philip Glass

guapo

It's ridiculous to think you have the "essence" of a Glass piece when you have a four-minute excerpt from a ten- or twenty-minute piece. Duration is of the essence! Long, repetitive Glass pieces are all about perseverance. I just saw Einstein on the Beach last weekend. "Trial/Prison" was great in all it's insane repetitions of "I was in this prematurely air-conditioned supermarket . . . " The more it's the same, the more it changes. But not on this compilation set.

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Cheaper elsewhere.

thoughton

This is cheaper on Amazon MP3 in the _UK_ - and believe me, that's quite shocking.

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