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Philip Glass - Dancepieces (Reissue) (2015)

14-08-2015, 16:11
Music | Classical Music | Instrumental | FLAC / APE

Philip Glass - Dancepieces (Reissue) (2015)

Artist: Philip Glass
Title Of Album: Dancepieces
Year Of Release: 2015
Label: Sony Classical
Genre: Classical, Modern Classical, Chamber Music, Minimalism
Format: Flac
Quality: Lossless
Total Time: 45:45 Min
Total Size: 282 Mb


1. In The Upper Room: Dance l
2. In The Upper Room: Dance ll
3. In The Upper Room: Dance V
4. In The Upper Room: Dance Vlll
5. In The Upper Room: Dance lX
6. Glasspiece # 1('Rubric')
7. Glasspiece # 2 ('Facades')
8. Glasspiece # 3 ('Funeral' From Akhnaten)

Glasspieces, with choreography by Jerome Robbins, was first performed by the New York City Ballet on May 12, 1983. The New York Times dance critic Anna Kisselgoff wrote: "When it opens, with thirty-six dancers in brightly colored practice clothes crisscrossing the stage in carefully planned patterns — all brilliantly set off against a graph-paper backcloth— the effect is both rich and uncluttered." Glass's music often stops without warning, and Robbins's dances do the same. "Suddenly," Tobi Tobias noted in New York, "as if there was a glitch in the city's heartbeat, all motion stops dead, and a second later the lights are quenched."

"Rubric" and "Façades", the first two parts of Glasspieces, are the fifth and sixth sections of Glass's first CBS recording, Glassworks. At the ballet they were played in Glass's revised version for full orchestra; they are heard here, as they were on the earlier record, in their original scoring for the Philip Glass Ensemble.

The third part was the first music ever heard in public from Glass's opera Akhnaten, which received its full premiere in Stuttgart almost exactly a year after the first performance of the ballet. It's the opening scene of the Opera, and — with a barbaric splendor never heard from Glass before— depicts a solemn ceremony in ancient Egypt, the funeral of Pharaoh Akhnaten's father. The music, originally for full orchestra, is heard here in the reduced but still chilling version that the Philip Glass Ensemble plays on its concert tours. — Gregory Sandow

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jojo5   User offline   28 August 2015 20:07

Thanks a lot.

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