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Program 606: A Philip Glass Sampler

KALW Broadcast Date: June 26, 2020 | Host: Mark Abramson

Philip Glass is a composer so prolific that we could probably put together a two-day program of his music without repeating a thing. And yet it would all sound unmistakably like Phillip Glass. There’s a thread running through all his work — solo, ensemble, orchestral, operatic — that you don’t have to be a detective to follow. Tonight, in our second-ever two-hour program, Music From Other Minds will feature a sampling of Glass’s work, including his String Quartet number 5, and a recording from 2016 of one of his seminal minimalist pieces from the nineteen seventies, “Music With Changing Parts.”
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powaqqatsi-cover

Title: Serra Pelada, The Title, Anthem Part 1 (1988)
Composer: Philip Glass
Performers: Michael Reisman, conductor, Hispanic Young People’s Chorus, Hector Carrasquillo executive director
Recording Title: Powaqqatsi (1988)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 9 79192-2

the-pg-ensemble-retrospective

Title: Music In 12 Parts, Part 1 (1974)
Composer: Philip Glass
Performers: Michael Reisman, music director and keyboards; Philip Glass, keyboards; Lisa Bielawa, vocals; Dan Dryden, live mixer; Stephen Erb, live stage sound; Jon Gibson, soprano saxophone and flute; Richard Peck, alto and tenor saxophone; Mick Rossi, keyboards; Andrew Sterman, flute, soprano saxophone, piccolo
Recording Title: The Philip Glass Ensemble, A Retrospective (2010)
Record Label: Orange Mountain Music
Catalog Number: OMM 0067

passages-cover

Title: Offering (1990)
Composers: Ravi Shankar & Philip Glass
Performers:
Recording Title: Passages (1990)
Record Label: Private Music
Catalog Number: 2074-2-P

kronos-performs-glass-cover

Title: String Quartet No. 5 (1991)
Composer: Philip Glass
Performers: Kronos Quartet
Recording Title: Kronos Quartet Performs Philip Glass (1995)
Record Label: Nonesuch
Catalog Number: 79356-2

cluster-ensemble-plays-philip-glass-cover

Title: Music With Changing Parts (1970)
Composer: Philip Glass
Performers: Cluster Ensemble
Recording Title: Cluster Ensemble Plays Philip Glass (2016)
Record Label: Orange Mountain Music
Catalog Number: OMM 0109

koyaanisqatsi-cover

Title: Pruitt Igoe (1982)
Composer: Philip Glass
Performers:
Recording Title: Koyaanisqatsi (2009)
Record Label: Orange Mountain Music
Catalog Number: OMM 0058

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