Philip Glass

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Philip Glass gets premiered in a tomb

Following a two-year hiatus, Death of Classical announces the return of The Crypt Sessions, its acclaimed concert series of chamber music at the Crypt Chapel under the Church of the Intercession in Harlem. The Crypt Sessions returns beginning June 7-9, with the world premiere of Philip Glass’ new cello suite...
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Philip Glass Awarded BBVA’s Fronteras del Conocimiento

The award of the Fundación BBVA Fronteras del Conocimiento in Music and Opera has been given to Philip Glass. The award which is celebrating its 14th edition recognized the composer for his contributions to music and opera in the 20th and 21st centuries. The jury noted that Glass has...
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Philip Glass will play for Ukraine

The New School’s College of Performing Arts in New York is putting on a Friday fundraiser for victims of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Taking part are three major composers – Laurie Anderson, John Zorn and Philip Glass. Glass will play piano solos. The concert is free, but...

Philip Glass: Songs of Malarepa etc

Martin Achrainer (baritone), Maki Namekawa (piano) This fine disc explores ideas of time, truth and existence with mesmeric intensity. Both featured works are adapted from scores for fuller forces, but their reduction to voice and piano only adds to the songs’ laser-like power, especially when performed with such colour and clarity.

Philip Glass: Piano Concerto No. 1; Symphony No. 14 etc

Piano Concerto No. 1 ‘Tirol’; Symphony No. 14 ‘Liechtenstein Suite’†; Echorus. Martin James Bartlett (piano); LGT Young Soloists/Alexander Gilman, †Mark Messenger. In the opening movement to his First Piano Concerto, Glass borrows a snippet from a Tyrolean folk piece – revisited in the third movement – giving the work its nickname, the Tirol. Meanwhile, the second, more substantial, middle movement steals from the soundtrack to The Truman Show, which Glass had composed two years before completing the concerto in 2000. Development of the melody that originally accompanies Truman on his great escape is very subtle – some might argue too subtle. Soloist Martin James Bartlett, who won BBC Young Musician in 2014, is exceptional. There is thoughtful interplay between pianist and ensemble, the LGT Young Soloists – a group of 12-23 year-olds supported by the Liechtenstein private bank.

Celebration for Philip Glass on His 85th Birthday at Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center and Pomegranate Arts will celebrate the 85th birthday of legendary American composer and pianist Philip Glass with a night of music and festivities on The Rink. The celebration will be held on Monday January 31 from 7:00PM-8:30PM with multimedia artist and creative pioneer Laurie Anderson hosting the party to celebrate her dear friend with ice skating, cupcakes, music and performances. An afterparty, DJed by Laurie Anderson, will follow the celebration.

Philip Glass: Akhnaten (Met Opera)

Zachary James, Richard Bernstein, Aaron Blake, Will Liverman, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Dísella Lárusdóttir, J’Nai Bridges; Metropolitan Opera Chorus & Orchestra/Karen Kamensek; dir. Phelim McDermott (NYC, 2019) Orange Mountain Music OMM5011 172 mins. ‘All this waxing is how I became a countertenor,’ quips Anthony Roth Costanzo to Joyce DiDonato backstage at...

Angélique Kidjo played Carnegie Hall w/ Cyndi Lauper, Philip Glass, Andra Day, more (pics)

Angélique Kidjo returned to Carnegie Hall on Friday (11/5) for her first NYC show in almost two years, Mother Nature: Songs for New York and the World Beyond, which included songs from her great new album, Mother Nature, her cover of "Once in a Lifetime," and more. She was joined by a number of special guests for the show, including Philip Glass, Olu from EarthGang, Andra Day, Cyndi Lauper, Josh Groban, and Ibrahim Maalouf. See pictures from the whole performance by Ellen Qbertplaya, and the setlist, below.

Listen tonight: Philip Glass goes Classical

After pushing the boundaries of what music can be, Philip Glass revisits classical music structure with his Violin Concerto. It's on the menu during our music this evening, along with Beethoven's Symphony No. 8 and Dvorak's Sonatina for Strings. Tune in at 8 pm on 91.1 and 107.5 FM and our music stream.

Philharmonia/Labèque Sisters review – intensive immersion in Philip Glass

If the repeated melodic licks and ultra-static harmonies of Philip Glass’s minimalism aren’t your thing, look away now. Replacing a live-accompanied screening of Koyaanisqatsi (the non-narrative film built around Glass’s score) after the Philip Glass Ensemble pulled out due to the pandemic, this programme remained an intensive plunge into the composer’s musical language.

Cellist Maya Beiser Creates A Multi-layered Sonic kaleidoscope In Her New Recording Of Music By Philip Glass

The virtuoso cellist Maya Beiser, moving with equal agility through worlds of traditional classical, avant-garde contemporary, and her own unique style, refuses to be bound within the genre. Her talent hasn’t gone unnoticed among contemporary greats; the enormously influential minimalist composer Philip Glass invited her to perform the solo cello part of his score for the film Naqoyqatsi: Life as War, on the Philip Glass Ensemble’s world tour. Her new album, Maya Beiser x Philip Glass, features Glass’s compositions arranged for solo cello, and she takes advantage of new technologies to create digital loops and layers, achieving spellbinding atmospheres. Beiser joined “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes via Zoom to discuss the new recording and how Philip Glass’s music became an important beacon in her musical landscape.

Philip Glass • Nico Muhly: Violin Concerto etc

Philip Glass: The Orchard (arr. violin and piano)*; String Quartet No. 3 ‘Mishima’ (arr. string orchestra); Nico Muhly: Shrink. Pekka Kuusisto (violin), *Nico Muhly (piano); Norwegian Chamber Orchestra. Pentatone PTC 5186 745 47:51 mins. Much has been made of Nico Muhly’s connection with Philip Glass, for whom he once worked...
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Classical home listening: Nino Rota, Philip Glass and Stravinsky

The composer, pianist and conductor Nino Rota (1911-79) is best remembered for countless brilliant cinema scores, notably for The Godfather and The Godfather Part II, but also for classics by his fellow Italians, the directors Federico Fellini, Luchino Visconti and Franco Zeffirelli: La Strada, Amarcord, La Dolce Vita and Juliet of the Spirits among them. Throughout his life, and despite composing on average 10 film scores a year, Rota also wrote concert music and opera. Nino Rota’s Chamber Music (Alpha Classics), performed by star players of the Berlin Philharmonic and friends – including Emmanuel Pahud (flute), Daishin Kashimoto (violin) and Paul Meyer (clarinet) – showcases Rota’s distinctive creative voice, its variety, point and spirit.