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I'll probably watch the Dracula DVD on Halloween this year with Glass' score.
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2016 on Candyman Suite for Violin and Piano at Glass Notes
I purchased the Candyman Suite for Violin and Piano on iTunes a few days ago. It's really good and reminds me of Dracula with the Kronos Quartet. I'm glad I got the original soundtrack on Orange Mountain Music before listening to this version arranged for violin and piano!
Toggle Commented Oct 28, 2016 on Candyman Suite for Violin and Piano at Glass Notes
I bought this three-disc set in June and listened to it. Great recording of Glass' early ensemble works. I agree with the Guardian on their review!
Looks good! The Dracula soundtrack has never been released on vinyl before. I've listened to the CD many time, and it's a really good soundtrack!
Last night, I watched the British Paraorchestra perform Glass' Heroes Symphony! It sounded great.
I noticed on the Orange Mountain Music recording of Symphony No. 4 "Heroes" that Movement 1 was longer than the original Decca recording. I have No. 4 on the Naxos label too. Both recordings are excellent!
I have many Glass recordings that were recorded and mixed in the Looking Glass Studio. I even saw it in two Philip Glass documentaries as well. It was an excellent studio, I agree!
I've pre-ordered a copy of Glass' Symphony Box and I am also looking forward to it! I went to hear the Basel Symphony Orchestra at Cadogan Hall in London two years ago and really enjoyed that concert!
I really enjoyed the new production of Akhnaten and hope that they stage Satyagraha again too. I've seen all three operas in the UK now. For me, it was Satyagraha first, Einstein On The Beach second and Akhnaten last.
Toggle Commented Mar 15, 2016 on Even More from Akhnaten in London... at Glass Notes
I went to a performance of Akhnaten at the London Coliseum last night. Excellent production, set and costumes! I've listened to the original Sony recording many times. In 2010 I went to a performance of Satyagraha and 2013, UK premiere opening night of The Perfect American. I hope a new recording of Akhnaten on CD will be released one day.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2016 on ENO's Akhnaten: In Review at Glass Notes
I like Mahler's music a lot, but the copy I ordered probably came from a bad batch. I'm glad recordings are also available on iTunes!
Hi Richard, The McDuffie recording arrived a few days ago and I put it on as soon as I got it, but instead it was playing other classical music that I didn't really recognize until viewing the track list on iTunes To my surprise, the disc actually had Mahler's Fifth Symphony, not John Adams' and Philip Glass' Violin Concertos. The disc print said "Violin Concertos of John Adams and Philip Glass" though. I opted for the McDuffie recording on iTunes and his playing on Glass' Violin Concerto No. 1 is excellent! Thanks for the suggestion!
It looks great! I'm adding it to my wish list.
I've just ordered the McDuffie recording of Violin Concerto No. 1 and will give it a listen. Thanks!
I hope it does. That recording of the Violin Concerto No. 2: American Four Seasons on OMM sounded beautiful. I have two recordings of Violin Concerto No. 1. Kremer's and Adele Anthony's playing is really good.
The Violin Concerto No. 1 is also one of my favourite pieces of Glass! Will the new recording be released on Orange Mountain Music?
When I listened to Sibelius Fifth Symphony for the first time, I heard the similarities between that and Floe from Glassworks.
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2016 on Musical Re-Use at Glass Notes
I'm very shocked and sad at the loss of David Bowie! Glass reworked the albums Low and Heroes into symphonies.
Toggle Commented Jan 12, 2016 on Incredible Loss at Glass Notes
Looks like an interesting year for Glass' music in Europe! I'm looking forward to a performance of Akhnaten in March!
My highlights of 2015 were Glass' Double Concerto for Two Pianos which I bought on iTunes weeks ago and the complete etudes at London's Barbican Centre in April. Looking forward to more concerts with Glass' music next year!
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2015 on 2015 Year in Review at Glass Notes
I knew it was being performed in London back in 2008, but had to save money. I'm glad I got to see footage of the world premiere from A Portrait Of Philip In Twelve Parts though.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2015 on Why Erfurt? at Glass Notes
There hasn't been any plans for a Waiting For The Barbarians opera production in the UK yet, but I hope an opera company there decides to do it soon! I didn't hear Barbarians until I watched that Glass documentary by Scott Hicks.
Toggle Commented Oct 11, 2015 on Why Erfurt? at Glass Notes
I've never visited Linz, but it is a very nice city for classical music. Kepler and The Lost are both my favourite Glass operas, along with his opera trilogy of Einstein, Gandhi and Akhnaten!
I agree with you Richard, I've been waiting to hear all twenty etudes on recording since hearing some of them at the Barbican three years ago. Unreleased material is worth listening to, such as that How Now/Strung Out recording from 1968. I'm looking forward to that Beauty And The Beast piano arrangement CD by Michael Riesman! It's on my wishlist.
I heard the UK premiere of Glass' Concert Overture (2012) in London's Cadogan Hall last year! Really great piece! Look forward to hearing it on recording again!