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Glass: Partitas for Solo Cello

Glass: Partitas for Solo Cello


Glass, P:

Songs and Poems for Solo Cello

Partita for Solo Cello No. 2

The Paris Sky

The Secret Agent


Orange Mountain Music is pleased to announce the world premiere recording of Partita No 2 for Solo Cello performed by world renowned soloist and new music champion Matt Haimovitz. After the somewhat shocking arrival in 2007 of the first partita for solo cello called Songs and Poems, Philip Glass has embraced the form now having written major works or partitas for solo violin, double bass, and now two for solo cello. Composed in 2010, this Second Partita sat on Glass shelf for seven years before its recording and premiere in 2017. In his performance of this major 34 minute work Haimovitz displays all the supple charm of the new piece which stands in stark contrast to a new recording of the First Partita, Songs and Poems, which is included on this recording as well. The album is rounded out with Haimovitz performing two more selections of Glass music for solo cello including The Paris Sky from his Book of Longing song cycle based on the poetry of Leonard Cohen, and The Secret Agent, a score that Glass composed in the 1990s for the film by Christopher Hampton based on the story by Joseph Conrad.

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Glass, P: LIFE: A Journey Through Time

Glass, P: LIFE: A Journey Through Time


The Hague Philharmonic, Carolyn Kuan

Orange Mountain is proud to announce the release of the world premiere recording of LIFE: A Journey Through Time with The Hague Philharmonic (Residentie Orkest) under the direction of Carolyn Kuan. Commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music and conceived of by nature photographer Frans Lanting, LIFE: A Journey Through Time is a multimedia experience with images by Lanting and music by Philip Glass that showcases the wonders of the natural world. The hour long score is cast in seven movements and was drawn from previously existing music in the Glass catalogue from a variety of sources. Since its premiere in 2006, LIFE has been performed dozens of times including in an abbreviated version at the inauguration of the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland for an audience of international dignitaries.

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Philip Glass: Buddha Machine - (in Blue case)

Philip Glass: Buddha Machine - (in Blue case)


More than a decade ago the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first “Buddha Machine” loop box, a quirky pocket soundsystem that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream. For their newest release, Virant and Zhang team up with Philip Glass for a special-edition Buddha Machine to commemorate the legendary American composer’s 80th birthday on 31 January 2017.

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Glass, P: Aguas da Amazonia

Glass, P: Aguas da Amazonia


Orange Mountain Music is proud to release the new album Aguas da Amazonia in a new orchestral version. In the 1990s Philip Glass composed a ballet for the Brazilian Grupo Corpo titled “Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet.” That music was picked up by the famous percussion group UAKTI and later recorded for the album Aguas da Amazonia. Aguas da Amazonia became the launching point and inspiration for arranger Charles Coleman who worked with conductor Kristjan Jarvi on adapting Glass’ music for large symphony orchestra. This new recording captures Coleman's orchestration in all its majesty showcasing the inherent symphonic possibilities.The performance showcases the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Jarvi as well as the dynamic Absolute Ensemble.

“Coleman has preserved Glass’s neat lines and distinctive melodies, while emphasising the characterful sound of the symphony orchestra…it’s a shock for listeners familiar with Glass’s pared back, clean textures, and won’t appeal to die-hard fans, but Coleman’s version plays to the strength of its intended ensembles” BBC Music Magazine, September 2017 ***

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Philip Glass: Buddha Machine - (in Red case)

Philip Glass: Buddha Machine - (in Red case)


More than a decade ago the Beijing-based duo of Christiaan Virant and Zhang Jian released their first “Buddha Machine” loop box, a quirky pocket soundsystem that propelled sound art into the consumer mainstream. For their newest release, Virant and Zhang team up with Philip Glass for a special-edition Buddha Machine to commemorate the legendary American composer’s 80th birthday on 31 January 2017.

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Glass: Violin Concerto No.1 & Bernstein: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium

Glass: Violin Concerto No.1 & Bernstein: Serenade after Plato’s Symposium


Bernstein:

Serenade (after Plato's 'Symposium')

Glass, P:

Violin Concerto


Virtuoso Renaud Capuçon collaborates with Dennis Russell Davies and the esteemed Bruckner Orchester Linz in this new recording from Orange Mountain Music of violin concertos by two of the most popular composers of the 20th Century, Philip Glass and Leonard Bernstein.

Glass’s first violin concerto from 1987 is the composer’s most well-known work for the concert hall having been performed and recorded by violinists like Gidon Kremer and Robert McDuffie. Now thirty years after its composition it has become known as a new classic of our time.

The same can be said for Bernstein's luscious Serenade (after Plato's Symposium) for solo violin, strings, harp and percussion from 1954. A concerto in all but name, it has become one of Bernstein's best known and most loved works for the concert hall.

These two masterpieces are performed by world renowned violinist Renaud Capuçon teaming with the Bruckner Orchester Linz under the direction of Glass specialist Dennis Russell Davies.

“If the vision of Renaud Capuçon and Dennis Russell Davies is more sombre than that of Gidon Kremer (with Dohnanyi in Vienna, DG), that suits the quality of sound of the Bruckner Orchester Linz. The sound is more immediate, but at the same time the violin is more integrated into an ensemble whose sound is both broad and generous” Diapason, June 2017 *****

“Violinist Renaud Capuçon’s brilliantly judged performance is highly responsive to the work’s musical and philosophical nuances and especially powerful in conveying the emotional intensity of the fourth movement [of the Bernstein]…[in the Glass] Capuçon’s violin soars high above a descending chaconne bass in the slow middle movement, creating a beautifully glowing sonic halo” Gramophone Magazine, May 2017

“Capuçon is wonderfully ethereal and pure in the slow movement [of the Glass]... [the Bernstein] offers Capuçon ideal opportunity to display his abundant gifts of precision and lyricism.” The Observer, 28th May 2017

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Glass, P: Music from The Crucible

Glass, P: Music from The Crucible

A violin and cello music score for a new production of Arthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’


Miranda Cuckson (violin) & Jeffrey Zeigler (cello)

On March 31 2016 a new production of Arthur Miller's The Crucible opened on Broadway with an all-star cast including Saoirse Ronan and Ben Whishaw directed by Ivo Van Hove produced by Scott Rudin, with new music by Philip Glass. Arthur Miller's works Death of a Salesman and The Crucible are staples of recent literature in American schools since they were published. The Crucible has a timeless relevancy that continues to resonate with audiences. Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in the early 1950s in response to McCarthyism. Modern day witch trials were played out in a supposed search to root out the Communist element in American society. Lives were ruined, neighbour began suspecting neighbour. It was a dark chapter in American history. The Crucible tells of characters in Salem in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the years 1692 and 1693 in which an entire society gave into the mob mentality, turned on itself, and ultimately took the lives of twenty people fourteen of them women. The title The Crucible refers to a vessel in which things are melted down at high temperatures. In Miller's play the action commences simply enough but by the end of the play society has ripped itself apart given into an evil mania and losing its soul in the process. This may be what attracted Philip Glass to the scoring of this place at this specific time. Glass has always been a composer attracted to issues of social transformation and the forces behind them. Glass composed over 40 minutes of new music for violin and cello as the main body of his score The Crucible. Only half of that music was used in the 2016 production on Broadway and it was supplemented with Glass arranging a number of traditional hymn tunes. What is presented on this album is the complete original music for violin and cello that Glass wrote for the play omitting the hymn songs as well as one short piece for violin cello and organ that was a last minute addition. While string instruments evoke an old world and timeless sound one can speculate that the decision for writing for the combination of violin and cello plays on the duality that is ubiquitous in The Crucible... light and dark goodness and evil male and female righteousness and injustice.

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Glass, P: Dracula

Glass, P: Dracula


Orange Mountain is pleased to announce for the reissued CD album of Philip Glass's 1998 score to the 1931 film DRACULA starring Bela Lugosi. For his new score, Philip Glass tapped the all-star Kronos Quartet and wrote specifically for them.

In the late-1990s Universal Pictures approached composer Philip Glass to compose a new score for one of its classic monster movies. Glass chose to compose a score for Tod Browning's 1931 Dracula because it never had an original score of its own. He composed the work for string quartet to evoke an ancient sound and now almost 20 years later Glass and Kronos continue to perform the music live to film around the world.

In the end Glass's music gave the film new life, perhaps adding something that had been missing before there was music: structure and pacing and above all a new sense of mystery and soul.

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Glass: Prophecies

Glass: Prophecies


Glass, P:

Trial - Prison (from Einstein on the Beach)

Night Train

Knee No. 5 (from Einstein on the Beach)

Prophecies (from Koyaanisqatsi)


Anton Batagov (piano)

Pianist and arranger Anton Batagov is one of the most influential Russian musicians of our time. As a performer Batagov introduced the music of John Cage, Morton Feldman, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass to Russian audiences. On this his debut recording with Glass s record label Orange Mountain Music, Batagov offers a recital of Glass s music which holds a personal importance for him, music which has never been heard on solo piano. Three of the four tracks offered on Batagov s program are from Glass s epic opera Einstein on the Beach - Trial, Night Train, and Knee Play 5. These pieces capture the sound of a particularly expansive moment in Glass s career as he transitioned from hard-core Minimalism to a more expressive medium. That artistic pivot is captured in Batagov s mystical reading of Prophecies from Koyaanisqatsi.

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Rock Concerto - Road Movies - Symphony No. 3

Rock Concerto - Road Movies - Symphony No. 3


Adams, J:

Road Movies for violin & piano

Robert McDuffie (violin), Mike Mills (piano/bass/guitar)

Glass, P:

Symphony No. 3

Mills, M:

Concerto for Violin, Rock Band and String Orchestra

Robert McDuffie (violin), John Neff (guitar), William Tonks (guitar), Patrick Ferguson (drums/percussion)


MCS Ensemble, Ward Stare

This was composer Mike Mills approach to composing his first work for the concert hall after a long career as a member of the successful rock band REM. His 2016 Concerto for Violin, Rock Band, and String Orchestra recorded here in its world premiere recording on Orange Mountain Music features virtuoso Robert McDuffie, an All-Star Ensemble of rock musicians including John Neff, Williams Tonks, Patrick Ferguson, masterful string arrangements by David Mallamud, and the MCS Ensemble - an elite group of string players from the McDuffie Center for Strings. The concerto is the product of a long-time friendship between violinist Robert McDuffie and his friend Mills also from Georgia. The piece is cast in six movements and oscillates between fantastic ensemble playing to the sweeping melodies which are the hallmarks of the best of Mills writing as he did when with R.E.M. The result is a true collaboration of gifted musical piers. The recording is rounded out by a fresh new interpretation of American composer John Adams “Road Movies” for violin and piano with McDuffie teaming up with pianist Elizabeth Pridgen. The program is completed by a new recording of Philip Glass’s Symphony No.3 for strings featuring the MCS Ensemble under conductor Ward Stare (music director of the Rochester Philiharmonic and Lyric Opera of Chicago regular). Produced by Michael Riesman, this recording showcases three American composers, a Minimalist, a post-Minimalist, and a rock star.

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