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25-10-2015, 17:07
Music | Classical Music | Ethnic | FLAC / APE

Philip Glass - Orion  - 2005, FLAC

Artist: Philip Glass
Title Of Album: Orion [with Ravi Shankar, Mark Atkins, Wu Man, Foday Musa Suso, Ashley MacIsaac, Eleftheria Arvanitaki and Uakti]
Year Of Release: 2005
Label: Orange Mountain Music
Genre: Minimalism/Ethnic
Quality: FLAC
Bitrate: Lossless
Total Time: 1:30'46"
Total Size: 433 mb
WebSite: amazon

Philip Glass - Orion  - 2005, FLAC

Orion was commissioned for the 2004 Athens Cultural Olympiad. Composer Philip Glass's desire was to create a "truly multi-cultural, international music work." Those familiar with Glass's music will have an idea about what to expect---minimalist motifs repeated over and over, subtly changing both rhythmically and harmonically. But this 90-minute work devotes each of its nine sections to a particular nation: one each to Brazil, Canada, Australia, India, China, The Gambia, and Greece and three in combination. Glass uses instruments indigenous to each country, giving the work a terrific array of colors and flavors. The dark gruntings of the didgeridoo are made even more effective when contrasted with the dainty Chinese pipa, a sort-of cross between the lute and mandolin; the sounds of Nova Scotian fiddler Ashley MacIsaac are sharp edged and folksy; and there is a duet for high wind instrument and sitar. The finale is a Greek song with all the instrumentalists chiming in. "Orion" seems somewhat formless---it's not a concerto or symphony---but its series of movements have great beauty and tonal diversity and keep the ear fascinated. Highly recommended. --Robert Levine

1. Australia
2. Interlude: Australia & China
3. China
4. Canada
5. Interlude: Canada & The Gambia
6. The Gambia

1. Brazil
2. Interlude: Brazil & India
3. India
4. Greece

Philip Glass - Orion  - 2005, FLAC




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