Glass, Phillip - 50 Years Of The Philip Glass Ensemble (original recordings 1971-1973) 2 x CDs

SKU 28-ORMO136.2
I discovered 'the minimalists' when I heard Steve Reich's "Music For Mallet Instruments, Voice and Organ" on WGTB in 1975 and thought it was the most beautiful music I had ever heard (still do, to a certain extent). As soon as I learned that there was a 'school' of this music, I bought all I could find (easier said than done in the pre-'net days - you youngsters don't know how lucky you have it now) and read Michael Nyman's book that touched on this music.
Of course, I quickly read about Steve's contemporary Philip Glass, and I was lucky and found copies of the sets of music that Glass had released on his own "Chatham Square" label, as well as his Shandar label release, since no label was interested in his crazy, repetitive, loud music in the early 70's.
This GREAT, GREAT set, which reissues ALL of his three earliest releases (a total of four vinyl albums), this was previously available as two separate CDs on Nonesuch and now it’s all collected here! Essential 20th century music!
These releases give you an inkling from the sonorities of the instruments and of just how loud, with all those electric organs and amplified saxophones, this stuff was at the time. This is the albums:
Music In Fifths / Music In Parallel Motion
Music With Changing Parts
Solo Music
  • LabelOrange Mountain
  • UPC801837013627
Your Price $24.00

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