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post #16 of 39
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Originally Posted by Jeff Guidry View Post
Simplest thing to do would be to get the Koyaanisqatsi DVD and listen to it. It is a single 90 minute piece of music on a single theme, and you get one of the most acclaimed art house films of all time to boot.....
Second! I'm not the world's biggest fan of Philip Glass, but his music works so beautifully with Reggio's film that it's hard not to like it. Also, his soundtrack for The Fog of War is worth a spin. Idiomatic Glass, as I think most people see him.
post #17 of 39
I will add my vote for Powaqattsi.
post #18 of 39
i have been a big glass fan in the past, and find metamorphosis to be one of his more accessible and beautiful works. it can be listened to over and over without any 'glass discomfort'. plus, its actually him playing the piano.
post #19 of 39
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Exit Pupil View Post
i have been a big glass fan in the past, and find metamorphosis to be one of his more accessible and beautiful works. it can be listened to over and over without any 'glass discomfort'. plus, its actually him playing the piano.
Are you referring to his album "Solo Piano?"
post #20 of 39
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Originally Posted by Exit Pupil View Post
'glass discomfort'




ADDED: I said 'Phillip Glass', not 'fill up with glass'!

Oh that was bad.................
post #21 of 39
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Originally Posted by Pangaea View Post
Are you referring to his album "Solo Piano?"

OMG i am! thanks for clarifying that one. the glass has clearly got to my head.
post #22 of 39
I bought everything that I could lay my hands on by Glass up to about a decade ago, when I realised that the automated process of his writing would not give up before by wallet did. I find that a lot of the recommendations here are somewhat dodgy (not all Glass's music is as good as the range here suggests) but I'd suggest: start with Koyaanisqatsi or Glassworks, then add the Kronos disc of String Quartets and Akhnaten. If you've still got the energy, try the original (CBS Masterworks) recording of Einstein on the Beach; the re-recording is "better" and longer but the text reading is awful. Maybe stop there or ask for more specific recommendations.

For the record I find Steve Reich much the more enjoyable composer.
post #23 of 39

The Hours

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Originally Posted by wovenhand View Post
The Fog Of War OST, The Hours OST, The Illusionist OST, Notes On A Scandal OST & The Music Of Candyman.
My favorite albums by Philip Glass.
I will also give the thumbs up for The Hours and The Illusionist . Excellent soundtracks for excellent movies.
post #24 of 39
Thread Starter 
I ended up grabbing 3...
Powaqqatsi, Solo Piano, & Glassworks.

Thanks again.
post #25 of 39
Amen for head-fi's no "thread cr-pping" policy on the music boards. Because everyone has held their tongues it has made this thread a joy to read.
post #26 of 39
dude, check out his soundtrack to south park's christmas play! epic stuff!

...ok, but really, my favorite from him is Solo Piano.
post #27 of 39
I'm with Sordel...The CBS edition of 'Einstein on the Beach' is my favorite by far.
post #28 of 39
Wow, just bought "The Hours" yesterday! Man, that is an absolute stunning album! The first track on the album gave me incredible goosebumps!
post #29 of 39
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Wow, just bought "The Hours" yesterday! Man, that is an absolute stunning album! The first track on the album gave me incredible goosebumps!
Top Notch! Infact! I think I'll just go and give it a listen as I browse the mighty "Head-Fi"..
post #30 of 39
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Wow, just bought "The Hours" yesterday! Man, that is an absolute stunning album! The first track on the album gave me incredible goosebumps!
"the Hours" is absolutely beautiful.
It was my first classical album about 3 years ago.
His violin concertos is also incredible.
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