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La Belle et la Bête

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  • 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.

  • Congratulations to Audra McDonald and Philip Glass, who are among this year's National Medal of Arts recipients. President Barack Obama will present the awards in a ceremony at the White House on Thursday, September 22, 2016. "The National Medal of Arts recipients have helped to define our nation's cultural legacy through the artistic excellence of their creative traditions," says NEA Chairman Jane Chu, "and I join the President in congratulating and thanking them for their contributions." You can watch the ceremony here.

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    Glass created this groundbreaking "opera for ensemble and film," to be performed live in tandem with Jean Cocteau's movie classic. Even so, this two-disc recording, says the Washington Post, "proves that the music stands remarkably well on its own."

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    The Philip Glass Ensemble:
    Philip Glass, keyboards
    Michael Reisman, musical director, keyboards, sound design
    Jon Gibson, soprano saxophone, flute
    Martin Goldray, keyboards
    Richard Peck, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
    Eleanor Sandresky, keyboards
    Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet

    Cast:
    La Belle: Janice Felty
    La Bête, Officiel du Port, Avenant, Ardent: Gregory Purnhagen
    Le Père, L’Usurier: John Kuether
    Fêlicie: Ana Mara Martinez
    Adélaïde: Hallie Neill
    Ludovic: Zheng Zhou

    Guest Musicians:
    Sanford Allen, Tim Baker, Regis Iandiorio, Karen Karlsrud, Jenny Koo, Jan Mullen, Linda Quan, Sergiu Schwartz, violin
    Alfred Brown, John Dexter, Stephanie Fricker, viola
    Seymour Barab, Semyon Fridman, Beverly Lauridsen, cello
    Charles McCracken, bassoon
    Sharon Moe, French horn
    James Pugh, trombone
    Alan Raph, bass trombone, tuba

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
    Engineers: Anne Pope, Rich Costey
    Assistant engineers: Leonardo Heiblum, James Law, Dave Porter, Amanda Reisman
    Mixed by Michael Reisman
    Synthesizer programming assistance: MacDonald Quayle, John Witte
    Sound effect design: James Law, MacDonald Quayle, Jonathan Ducket
    Production coordinator: Sharon Ainsberg

    Graphic Design: John Gall
    Photograph of La Belle et la Bête, a film by Jean Cocteau, by G. R. Aldo

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Artist Name: 
Philip Glass
Release Date: 
Friday, April 7, 1995 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Glass created this groundbreaking "opera for ensemble and film," to be performed live in tandem with Jean Cocteau's movie classic. Even so, this two-disc recording, says the Washington Post, "proves that the music stands remarkably well on its own."

Description: 

Glass created this groundbreaking "opera for ensemble and film," to be performed live in tandem with Jean Cocteau's movie classic. Even so, this two-disc recording, says the Washington Post, "proves that the music stands remarkably well on its own."

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Engineers: Anne Pope, Rich Costey
Assistant engineers: Leonardo Heiblum, James Law, Dave Porter, Amanda Reisman
Mixed by Michael Reisman
Synthesizer programming assistance: MacDonald Quayle, John Witte
Sound effect design: James Law, MacDonald Quayle, Jonathan Ducket
Production coordinator: Sharon Ainsberg

Graphic Design: John Gall
Photograph of La Belle et la Bête, a film by Jean Cocteau, by G. R. Aldo

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79347

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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Saturday, April 1, 1995 - 05:00
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MP3
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075597934724BUN
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MUSICIANS
The Philip Glass Ensemble:
Philip Glass, keyboards
Michael Reisman, musical director, keyboards, sound design
Jon Gibson, soprano saxophone, flute
Martin Goldray, keyboards
Richard Peck, alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
Eleanor Sandresky, keyboards
Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo, soprano saxophone, bass clarinet

Cast:
La Belle: Janice Felty
La Bête, Officiel du Port, Avenant, Ardent: Gregory Purnhagen
Le Père, L’Usurier: John Kuether
Fêlicie: Ana Mara Martinez
Adélaïde: Hallie Neill
Ludovic: Zheng Zhou

Guest Musicians:
Sanford Allen, Tim Baker, Regis Iandiorio, Karen Karlsrud, Jenny Koo, Jan Mullen, Linda Quan, Sergiu Schwartz, violin
Alfred Brown, John Dexter, Stephanie Fricker, viola
Seymour Barab, Semyon Fridman, Beverly Lauridsen, cello
Charles McCracken, bassoon
Sharon Moe, French horn
James Pugh, trombone
Alan Raph, bass trombone, tuba

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