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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-leads-carnegie-hall-performance-of-terry-rileys-groundbreaking-in-c-tonight-2009-04-24
    April 24, 2009|1 comments

    Terry Riley's groundbreaking Minimalist masterwork In C turns a remarkable 45 years young this year. To celebrate, Kronos Quartet has gathered about 60 performers, many of whom participated in the piece's premiere in San Francisco in 1964, to join them and the composer to perform the work in Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium for the first time. Playbill calls the piece "the minimalist musical be-in that altered the course of music history." New York magazine says, "Carnegie Hall’s extravaganza should yield a rich, polychrome stew of sound."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/mercury-news-west-coast-premiere-of-seminal-philip-glass-work-euphoric-breakthrough-2009-02-18
    February 18, 2009|0 comments

    Philip Glass and the Philip Glass Ensemble gave a marathon performance of the composer's seminal piece Music in Twelve Parts at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall Monday night. It was the West Coast premiere of the complete work, which had received its world premiere 35 years ago in New York. "I loved it," exclaims San Jose Mercury News critic Richard Scheinin. The piece, "with its youthful energy and imagination, is such a beguiling paradox. At first, it seems so narrow in sound, limited by its minimalist methods. But then, unfolding like time itself, it comes to contain so much. It opens up, grows vast."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philip-glass-leads-diverse-line-up-for-tibet-house-benefit-concert-at-carnegie-hall-2009-02-03
    February 03, 2009|5 comments

    Philip Glass will lead a diverse line-up of artists for the 19th annual Tibet House Benefit Concert tonight at Carnegie Hall, where the concert has been held since 1993. Scheduled to perform this year, in addition to Glass, the event's artistic director and the vice president of Tibet House, are Antibalas, Steve Earle, Zack Glass (the composer's son), Angelique Kidjo, Keb' Mo', The National, Patti Smith and Jesse Smith (her daughter), Techung & the Lhasa Spirits, Vampire Weekend, and monks from the Drepung Gomang Monastery in India.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philip-glasss-dartmouth-residency-examines-composers-film-collaborations-2009-01-14
    January 14, 2009|0 comments

    Dartmouth College is hosting Philip Glass this week for a residency that culminates in a public event Thursday night titled An Evening of Films and Discussion with Philip Glass. The event will begin with the screening of two of Glass's film collaborations—Godfrey Reggio's Anima Mundi (1992) and the short film Evidence (1995)—followed by an onstage discussion between the composer and Margaret Lawrence, the director of the school's Hopkins Center for the Arts.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-artists-continue-to-draw-year-end-accolades-2009-01-05
    January 05, 2009|2 comments

    Since the last Nonesuch Journal entry of 2008, which laid out scores of year-end best-of lists featuring Nonesuch albums and artists, still more critical praise has come in placing this music among the year's best.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-albums-abound-on-year-end-best-lists-2008-12-24
    December 24, 2008|1 comments

    While 2008 may go down as one of the more turbulent years in recent (or distant) memory, or, more optimistically, a time of change, there is much to celebrate in the year in music. Nonesuch artists across all genres have contributed to that and, accordingly, have made their way onto many critics' lists of the year's best. For the final Nonesuch Journal article of the year, we offer an overview of just some of that year-end critical praise.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/republican-ma-philip-glass-box-among-most-innovative-most-musically-fascinating-of-the-year-2008-12-05
    December 05, 2008|0 comments

    The Glass Box, the new 10-CD Nonesuch retrospective of works by Philip Glass, is recommended in The Republican, out of Western Massachusetts,  among "the more notable box sets" of the year, describing it as "one of the most innovative of this year and certainly one of the most musically fascinating." Glass has also announced the initial line-up for his annual Tibet House Benefit Concert at Carnegie Hall in February. Slated to perform are Vampire Weekend, Patti Smith, and The National.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/the-independent-uk-nonesuch-site-the-source-for-all-things-glass-box-and-more
    October 10, 2008|0 comments

    The Independent's Larry Ryan, in his round-up of the best on the web, recommends the Nonesuch site for fans of Philip Glass and prospective purchasers of the Glass Box, the new Nonesuch retrospective of 40 years of the composer's music to wrap their ears around the abundance of music. He suggests sampling the sound clips at the album page—with one available there for each of the collection's 102 tracks. Ryan also recommends tuning into Nonesuch Radio for full-length tracks by the composer and for a sampling of music from the broad array of artists on the label, "from Wilco to Amadou & Miriam to The Wire soundtrack to Glass and everything else in between."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philip-glass-to-write-new-work-for-nyc-opera-on-life-of-walt-disney

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    September 30, 2008|0 comments

    The Glass Box, the 10-CD Nonesuch retrospective covering 40 years of the works of Philip Glass, hits stores today, just one day after the New York City Opera announced that it has commissioned the composer to create a new opera on the life of another iconic American figure, Walt Disney. The new work for City Opera will be Glass's 24th opera and will honor his 75th birthday when it premieres in 2012–2013. In the nearer future, City Opera has scheduled Glass's Einstein on the Beach for 2009–2010; it will be the company's first production in its newly refurbished home at Lincoln Center.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/philip-glass-10-cd-retrospective-featured-on-bbc
    September 17, 2008|0 comments

    The Glass Box, Nonesuch Records' 10-CD collection of works by Philip Glass, is due out at the end of the month and is available for pre-order now in the Nonesuch Store. Yesterday on BBC Radio 3, In Tune featured a discussion with Glass plus three excerpts from works in the box, including the seminal Einstein on the Beach. Lincoln Center has announced that its 50th anniversary season, 2009–10, will include a production of Einstein on the Beach by the New York City Opera in its newly renovated New York State Theater.

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