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The Hours [Soundtrack]

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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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    The Hours is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film interweaves the stories of three women—a book editor in New York (Meryl Streep), a young mother in California (Julianne Moore), and the author Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman). Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

    Philip Glass’s ravishing, Oscar- and Grammy-nominated score was a key element in this acclaimed triptych of dramatic tales. “The inter-cutting of personal stories over a wide span of time, “ says NPR, “is held together by a single music approach.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Michael Riesman, piano
    Lyric Quartet: Rolf Wilson, Edmund Coxon, violins; Nicholas Barr, viola; David Daniels, cello
    Chris Laurence, double bass
    Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Riesman
    Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios, London
    Engineer: Jonathan Allen
    Assistant Engineers: Andrew Dudman and Jake Jackson
    Mixed at the Looking Glass Studios, New York City
    Engineer: Hector Castillo
    Assistant Engineers: Dan Bora and Mario McNulty
    Studio Assistant: Christian Rutledge
    Assistant to Mr. Glass and Mr. Riesman: Nico Muhly
    Soundtrack album post-production coordinator: Kara Bilof

    Orchestral Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
    Orchestra Loader: John Bradbury
    Music Editor: Tony Lewis
    Music Preparation: Global Music Services

    Executive Producer for Dunvagen Music: Jim Keller
    Album Executive Producer: Scott Rudin

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Philip Glass
Release Date: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Glass’s ravishing, Oscar- and Grammy-nominated score was a key element in this acclaimed triptych of dramatic tales starring Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Julianne Moore. “The inter-cutting of personal stories over a wide span of time, “ says NPR, “is held together by a single music approach.”

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The Hours is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film interweaves the stories of three women—a book editor in New York (Meryl Streep), a young mother in California (Julianne Moore), and the author Virginia Woolf (Nicole Kidman). Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a surprising, transcendent moment of shared recognition.

Philip Glass’s ravishing, Oscar- and Grammy-nominated score was a key element in this acclaimed triptych of dramatic tales. “The inter-cutting of personal stories over a wide span of time, “ says NPR, “is held together by a single music approach.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Riesman
Recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Air Studios, London
Engineer: Jonathan Allen
Assistant Engineers: Andrew Dudman and Jake Jackson
Mixed at the Looking Glass Studios, New York City
Engineer: Hector Castillo
Assistant Engineers: Dan Bora and Mario McNulty
Studio Assistant: Christian Rutledge
Assistant to Mr. Glass and Mr. Riesman: Nico Muhly
Soundtrack album post-production coordinator: Kara Bilof

Orchestral Contractor: Isobel Griffiths
Orchestra Loader: John Bradbury
Music Editor: Tony Lewis
Music Preparation: Global Music Services

Executive Producer for Dunvagen Music: Jim Keller
Album Executive Producer: Scott Rudin

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79693

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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490
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Tuesday, December 10, 2002 - 05:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597969320BUN
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MP3
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075597969368
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9.00
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MUSICIANS
Michael Riesman, piano
Lyric Quartet: Rolf Wilson, Edmund Coxon, violins; Nicholas Barr, viola; David Daniels, cello
Chris Laurence, double bass
Orchestra conducted by Nick Ingman

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