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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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    This 2001 five-disc set compiles some of Philip Glass's most innovative work for film, including his groundbreaking soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi; new scores created for Tod Browning's Dracula and Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête; excerpts from Mishima and Kundun; and sought-after pieces written for short films.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Disc One

    Michael Reisman, conductor
    Albert DeRuiter, bass vocal
    The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, additional artists

    Disc Two
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    Foday Musa Suso, Shaikh Fathy Mady, Albert De Ruiter, Joe Passaro, Sue Evans, Roger Squitero, Valerie Naranjo, The Hispanic Young People’s Chorus, additional artists

    Disc Three
    Kronos Quartet

    Disc Four
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    Beauty: Janice Felty
    The Beast, the Port Official, Avenant, Ardent: Gregory Purnhagen
    The Father, the Usurer: John Kuether
    Félicie: Ana Maria Martinez
    Adélaïde: Hallie Neill
    Ludovic: Zheng Zhou
    The Philip Glass Ensemble, additional artists

    Disc Five
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    Gyuto Monks (4-6)
    Monks of the Drukpa Order (4-6)
    Kronos Quartet (7-10)
    Harry Rabinowitz, conductor (11-13)
    The English Chamber Orchestra (11-13)
    Jack Kripl, soprano saxophone (16)
    The Philip Glass Ensemble: Jon Gibson, soprano saxophone (15, 17); Richard Peck, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone (15, 17); Michael Reisman, keyboards (15-17); Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo (15, 17)
    Guests: Marie Mascari, soprano (15, 17); Mary Nessenger, mezzo-soprano (15); Alexandra Montano, mezzo-soprano (17); Peter Stewart, baritone (15, 17); Frank Cassara, percussion (15); Gordon Gottlieb, percussion (15, 17); Jim Pugh, trombone (15); Alan Raph, bass trombone (15)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Disc One

    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
    Engineered by Martin Czembor

    Disc Two
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Recorded and mixed at the Living Room, New York, NY
    Engineered by Don Christensen

    Disc Three
    Produced by Judith Sherman, Michael Reisman, and Kurt Munkacsi
    Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California
    Engineered by Bob Levy

    Disc Four
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
    Engineered by Anne Pope and Rich Costey
    Mixed by Michael Reisman

    Disc Five
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
    Tracks 1-3 recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Laura Fried; Mixed by Michael Reisman
    Track 4-6 recorded at The Looking Glass Studios; engineered by Martin Czembor
    Tracks 7-10 recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, New York City; engineered by Dan Dryden; mixed by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
    Tracks 11-13 recorded at Whitfield Street Studios, London; engineered by Mike Ross; additional recording and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Mark Plati and Michael Reisman
    Track 14 recorded and mixed at The Living Room, New York City; engineered by Miles Green
    Tracks 15, 17 recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Hector Castillo; assisted by Christian Rutledge
    Track 16 recorded and mixed at The Living Room Studio, New York City; engineered by Dan Dryden
    Box Set produced and edited for release by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Reisman

    All music by Philip Glass; lyrics for children’s choir on disc two by Bernardo Palumbo

    Art Direction: Hugh Brown
    Front cover photograph by Anne Leibovitz

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Philip Glass
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 2, 2001 - 04:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

This 2001 five-disc set compiles some of Philip Glass's most innovative work for film, including his groundbreaking soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi; new scores created for Tod Browning's Dracula and Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête; excerpts from Mishima and Kundun; and sought-after pieces written for short films.

Description: 

This 2001 five-disc set compiles some of Philip Glass's most innovative work for film, including his groundbreaking soundtrack to Koyaanisqatsi; new scores created for Tod Browning's Dracula and Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête; excerpts from Mishima and Kundun; and sought-after pieces written for short films.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Disc One

Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Engineered by Martin Czembor

Disc Two
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Recorded and mixed at the Living Room, New York, NY
Engineered by Don Christensen

Disc Three
Produced by Judith Sherman, Michael Reisman, and Kurt Munkacsi
Recorded at Skywalker Sound, Nicasio, California
Engineered by Bob Levy

Disc Four
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York, NY
Engineered by Anne Pope and Rich Costey
Mixed by Michael Reisman

Disc Five
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi
Tracks 1-3 recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Laura Fried; Mixed by Michael Reisman
Track 4-6 recorded at The Looking Glass Studios; engineered by Martin Czembor
Tracks 7-10 recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, New York City; engineered by Dan Dryden; mixed by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
Tracks 11-13 recorded at Whitfield Street Studios, London; engineered by Mike Ross; additional recording and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Mark Plati and Michael Reisman
Track 14 recorded and mixed at The Living Room, New York City; engineered by Miles Green
Tracks 15, 17 recorded and mixed at The Looking Glass Studios, New York City; engineered by Hector Castillo; assisted by Christian Rutledge
Track 16 recorded and mixed at The Living Room Studio, New York City; engineered by Dan Dryden
Box Set produced and edited for release by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Reisman

All music by Philip Glass; lyrics for children’s choir on disc two by Bernardo Palumbo

Art Direction: Hugh Brown
Front cover photograph by Anne Leibovitz

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79660

Number of Discs in Set: 
5discs
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MUSICIANS
Disc One

Michael Reisman, conductor
Albert DeRuiter, bass vocal
The Western Wind Vocal Ensemble, Members of the Philip Glass Ensemble, additional artists

Disc Two
Michael Reisman, conductor
Foday Musa Suso, Shaikh Fathy Mady, Albert De Ruiter, Joe Passaro, Sue Evans, Roger Squitero, Valerie Naranjo, The Hispanic Young People’s Chorus, additional artists

Disc Three
Kronos Quartet

Disc Four
Michael Reisman, conductor
Beauty: Janice Felty
The Beast, the Port Official, Avenant, Ardent: Gregory Purnhagen
The Father, the Usurer: John Kuether
Félicie: Ana Maria Martinez
Adélaïde: Hallie Neill
Ludovic: Zheng Zhou
The Philip Glass Ensemble, additional artists

Disc Five
Michael Reisman, conductor
Gyuto Monks (4-6)
Monks of the Drukpa Order (4-6)
Kronos Quartet (7-10)
Harry Rabinowitz, conductor (11-13)
The English Chamber Orchestra (11-13)
Jack Kripl, soprano saxophone (16)
The Philip Glass Ensemble: Jon Gibson, soprano saxophone (15, 17); Richard Peck, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone (15, 17); Michael Reisman, keyboards (15-17); Andrew Sterman, flute, piccolo (15, 17)
Guests: Marie Mascari, soprano (15, 17); Mary Nessenger, mezzo-soprano (15); Alexandra Montano, mezzo-soprano (17); Peter Stewart, baritone (15, 17); Frank Cassara, percussion (15); Gordon Gottlieb, percussion (15, 17); Jim Pugh, trombone (15); Alan Raph, bass trombone (15)

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