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The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, Dennis Russell Davies Philip Glass: Akhnaten (1987) 2CDs

Philip Glass - Akhnaten: An Opera in Three Acts for Orchestra, Chorus and Soloists (1987)
The Stuttgart State Opera Orchestra & Chorus, Soloists, conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

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Genre: Classical, Minimalism, Opera | Label: CBS Masterworks | # M2K 42457 | Time: 02:08:37

The third in the Glass’ trilogy of operas about men who changed the world in which they lived through the power of their ideas, “Akhnaten”‘s subject is religion. The Pharaoh Akhnaten was the first monotheist in recorded story, and his substitution of a one-god religion for the multi-god worship in use when he came to power was responsible for his violent overthrow. The opera describes the rise, reign, and fall of Akhnaten in a series of tableaus. Libretto (Egyptian, Arcadian, Hebrew, and language of the audience) by the composer in association with Shalom Goldman, Robert Israel and Richard Riddell. Vocal text drawn from original sources by Shalom Goldman.
Adele Anthony, Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa - Philip Glass: Violin Concerto; Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten; Company (2000)

Philip Glass - Violin Concerto; Prelude and Dance from Akhnaten; Company (2000)
Adele Anthony, violin; Ulster Orchestra; Takuo Yuasa, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 237 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 129 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Naxos | # 8.559056 | Time: 00:54:44

Naxos’ exciting and important American Classics series now includes music of the present day, in this case three recent works by Philip Glass. The Violin Concerto, a work that (surprisingly) adheres to classical conventions, lures us in with beautiful, seductive harmonies. Glass relies both on his trademark arpeggiated technique (sounding in the first movement somewhat like Vivaldi’s “Winter” concerto) and on his favorite harmonic progressions to suggest a sustained melodic line. In the first two movements Glass’ carefully timed harmonic and rhythmic shifts keep you in a happy daze. He breaks the mood in the finale, however, leaving the soloist to practice arpeggios at length until the quiet, serene coda steals in. Adele Anthony, who plays with the kind of skill and grace we would expect in a Mozart concerto, brings off Glass’ work with consummate, convincing musicianship. Company (music for Becket’s prose) for string orchestra is in four movements, characterized by stimulating changes in time signature and rhythm.
Philip Glass - Glass Box. A Nonesuch Retrospective (2008, Nonesuch # 424508-2, 10 CD, box set) [RE-UP]

Philip Glass - Glass Box. A Nonesuch Retrospective
10xCD Box | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC (tracks): 3,56 GB | Artwork: 122 MB
Label/Cat#: Nonesuch # 424508-2 | Country/Year: US 2008 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical, Electronica, Stage & Screen | Style: Minimalism, Chamber Music, Contemporary, Soundtrack

This elegantly packaged 10 disc retrospective surveys four decades of work by Philip Glass, from his earliest solo pieces to his world-renowned operas to his Oscar-nominated film scores. In music, words and pictures, it traces the evolution, as critic Tim Page puts it in his liner notes essay, of 'the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music-simultaneously.' The long-awaited release of this set follows this past spring's triumphal new staging of Glass's 1980 Satyagraha at the Metropolitan Opera House…

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CD + DVD5  Music

Posted by Designol at March 5, 2015
Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CD + DVD5

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CD + DVD5
Landestheater Linz, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Conducted by Dennis Russell Davies

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 680 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 338 Mb (incl 5%) | Time: 01:54:02
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps | Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.3 Gb
Genre: Minimalism, Opera | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0071/OMM5004 | Scans included

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera.
Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III:  Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008) [Repost]

Philip Glass - The Concerto Project Vol. III: Concerto Grosso & Concerto for Saxophone Quartet (2008)
Beethoven Orchester Bonn, Dennis Russell Davies, conductor; Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 253 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 128 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Minimalism | Label: Orange Mountain Music | # 0042 | Time: 00:42:30

'The Concerto Project Vol. III' is the penultimate release in a series of four albums to be issued by Orange Mountain Music documenting the eight Philip Glass concertos to date. Volume III includes Glass's 'Concerto Grosso' commissioned by the City of Bonn for the opening of the Stadtische Kunstmuseum in the German city in 1992. Each movement of the Concerto Grosso is written for a distinctive group of instruments - the winds, brass and strings, which together make up a symphonic ensemble. In this live 1993 recording it is played by the Beethoven Orchester Bonn conducted by long-time Glass associate Dennis Russell Davies, the musicians who premiered the work - under its original title of Concerto for Three Ensembles - in June 1992. The second concerto is Glass's 'Concerto for Saxophone Quartet', performed by its dedicatees, the internationally renowned Raschèr Saxophone Quartet who premiered the piece at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in 1995.
St. Philip's Church of Charleston: An Early History of the Oldest Parish in South Carolina

Dorothy Middleton Anderson, Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman, "St. Philip's Church of Charleston: An Early History of the Oldest Parish in South Carolina"
English | ISBN: 1626198705 | 2015 | EPUB | 256 pages | 5 MB

Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon [Audiobook]  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 21, 2017
Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon [Audiobook]

Damian Collins, Thomas Judd (Narrator), "Charmed Life: The Phenomenal World of Philip Sassoon"
ISBN: B01G2MHKOI | 2016 | MP3@64 kbps | ~10:24:00 | 298 MB
Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)

Nicolas Horvath - Philip Glass: Glassworlds, Volume 5: Enlightenment (2016)
Mad Rush; Metamorphosis Two; 600 Lines, for ensemble; The Sound of Silence

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Genre: Classical, Minimalism | Label: Grand Piano | # GP745 | Time: 01:12:55

The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glass’s perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glass’s oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its première recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by première recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glass’s only transcription in the form of Paul Simon’s The Sound of Silence.

Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Feb. 20, 2017
Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation

Richard III: A Ruler and his Reputation by David Horspool
2015 | ISBN: 1620405091, 1472902998 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 2 MB

Il paradiso maoista - Philip K. Dick  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Maroutan at Feb. 19, 2017
Il paradiso maoista - Philip K. Dick

Il paradiso maoista - Philip K. Dick
Italian | 2013 | 286 Pages | ISBN: 8834723384 | EPUB | 289.45 KB

Il primo romanzo inedito di Philip K. Dick, scritto a 24 anni: la lenta scoperta, da parte di tre americani nella Cina maoista, di come le loro vite siano in realtà vuote e colme d'angoscia. Scritto nel 1952 da Dick, che ha già conosciuto un discreto successo e visto pubblicati numerosi racconti di fantascienza, "Il paradiso maoista" è un vero e proprio romanzo mainstream, che descrive la claustrofobica vicenda di due uomini e una donna isolati dalla realtà e alienati uno dall'altro a causa dei loro passati…