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  • IndieWire has published its list of The 25 Best Movie Scores of the 21st Century, including five for which Nonesuch released the soundtrack: Philip Glass's score to Stephen Daldry's 2002 film The Hours; Clint Mansell's for Darren Aronofsky's 2006 film The Fountain, performed by Kronos Quartet and Mogwai; and three scores to Paul Thomas Anderson films—Jon Brion's for 2002's Punch-Drunk Love, and Jonny Greenwood's for 2007's There Will Be Blood and the just-released Phantom Thread. IndieWire says "the last 18 years have given us some of the most memorable music ever written for the movies."

  • Happy birthday in advance to composer Philip Glass, who turns 80 this coming Tuesday. Among the celebratory events around the world this concert season is a BBC Total Immersion Day, broadcast on BBC Radio 3 from the Barbican in London this Saturday. NPR Music is marking Glass's milestone birthday with personal reflections from artists who have collaborated with the composer, including Laurie Anderson and Nico Muhly.

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    Allen Ginserg serves as narrator and librettist for this 1990 music/theatre collaboration, an impressionistic portrait of America. The Washington Post says, "Glass generates a focused emotional intensity ... but does not let the music get in the way of the agonizingly eloquent words."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Martin Goldray, conductor, keyboards
    Carol Wincenc, flute
    Andrew Sterman, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
    Frank Cassara, James Pugliese, percussion
    Richard Peck, tenor saxophone (7)

    Vocal Ensemble:
    Elizabeth Futral, Michele Eaton, soprano
    Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano
    Richard Fracker, tenor
    Gregory Purnhagen, Nathaniel Watson, baritone

    Allen Ginsberg, narrator
    Philip Glass, piano

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Reisman
    Recorded 1992-1993 at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC
    Engineers: Laura Fried, Anne Pope
    Assistants: Dante de Sole, Skoti Elliott, James Law
    Mixed at The Looking Glass Studios by Michael Reisman
    Synthesizer programming by Miles Green and Martin Goldray

    Music by Philip Glass, libretto by Allen Ginsberg

    Design by James Victore Design Works
    Cover photograph: Santa Fe, New Mexico 1955/56, by Robert Frank

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Allen Ginserg serves as narrator and librettist for this 1990 music/theatre collaboration, an impressionistic portrait of America. The Washington Post says, "Glass generates a focused emotional intensity ... but does not let the music get in the way of the agonizingly eloquent words."

Description: 

Allen Ginserg serves as narrator and librettist for this 1990 music/theatre collaboration, an impressionistic portrait of America. The Washington Post says, "Glass generates a focused emotional intensity ... but does not let the music get in the way of the agonizingly eloquent words."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Reisman
Recorded 1992-1993 at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC
Engineers: Laura Fried, Anne Pope
Assistants: Dante de Sole, Skoti Elliott, James Law
Mixed at The Looking Glass Studios by Michael Reisman
Synthesizer programming by Miles Green and Martin Goldray

Music by Philip Glass, libretto by Allen Ginsberg

Design by James Victore Design Works
Cover photograph: Santa Fe, New Mexico 1955/56, by Robert Frank

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79286

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1disc
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MUSICIANS
Martin Goldray, conductor, keyboards
Carol Wincenc, flute
Andrew Sterman, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet
Frank Cassara, James Pugliese, percussion
Richard Peck, tenor saxophone (7)

Vocal Ensemble:
Elizabeth Futral, Michele Eaton, soprano
Mary Ann Hart, mezzo-soprano
Richard Fracker, tenor
Gregory Purnhagen, Nathaniel Watson, baritone

Allen Ginsberg, narrator
Philip Glass, piano

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