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Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective ()

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Nonesuch observes -- for some reason, a little late -- the 70th birthday of composer Philip Glass through the release of Glass Box, a deluxe 10-CD compilation taken from Glass' extensive catalog and ranging from 1969 to 2005. Designed as much art object as a delivery mechanism for music, all sides of the box save the bottom are emblazoned with striking iconography of Glass from various points in his life. The box is completely square save for a hinged lid, and inside the 10 CDs in digi-pak covers and 192-page booklet are ...

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  1. Music in Contrary Motion, for organ
  2. Music With Changing Parts, for ensemble
  3. Music in Similar Motion, for ensemble (or orchestra)
  4. Music in Twelve Parts, for chamber ensemble: Part 7
  5. Music in Twelve Parts, for chamber ensemble: Part 8
  6. Music in Twelve Parts, for chamber ensemble: Part 9
  7. Music in Twelve Parts, for chamber ensemble: Part 10
  8. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Knee Play 1
  9. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Train 1 (edited)
  10. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Knee Play 2
  11. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Knee Play 3
  12. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Trial 2 / Prison: 'Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket' (edited)
  13. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Knee Play 4
  14. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Bed: Prelude
  15. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Spaceship
  16. Einstein on the Beach, opera: Knee Play 5
  17. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Opening
  18. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Façades
  19. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Floe '87
  20. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Closing
  21. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): Étoile Polaire
  22. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): River Run
  23. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore)
  24. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): Ange des Orages
  25. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): Ave
  26. North Star, film score (for "Mark di Suvero, Sculptor"): Montage
  27. Dressed Like an Egg, incidental music (after Colette): Dressed Like an Egg: Part 4
  28. Dressed Like an Egg, incidental music (after Colette): Dressed Like an Egg: Part 5
  29. Mad Rush, for piano (or organ)
  30. Satyagraha, opera: Act 1. Tolstoy. Scene 1. The Kuru Field of Justice
  31. Satyagraha, opera: Act 1. Tolstoy. Scene 2. Tolstoy Farm (1910)
  32. Satyagraha, opera: Act 2. Tagore. Scene 1. Confrontation and Rescue (1896)
  33. Satyagraha, opera: Act 2. Tagore. Scene 3. Protest (1908)
  34. Satyagraha, opera: Act 3. King. Scene 1. Newcastle March (1913) - Part 3. Evening Song
  35. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: Koyaanisqatsi
  36. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: Organic
  37. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: Cloudscape
  38. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: Resource
  39. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: Vessels
  40. Koyaanisqatsi, film score: The Grid
  41. Powaqqatsi, film score: Serra Pelada
  42. Powaqqatsi, film score: Train to São Paulo
  43. Powaqqatsi, film score: Video Dream
  44. Powaqqatsi, film score: New Cities in Ancient Lands, China
  45. Powaqqatsi, film score: New Cities in Ancient Lands, Africa
  46. Powaqqatsi, film score: New Cities in Ancient Lands, India
  47. Powaqqatsi, film score: Mr. Suso #2 With Reflection
  48. Powaqqatsi, film score: Powaqqatsi
  49. String Quartet No. 2 ("Company")
  50. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 2
  51. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 9
  52. String Quartet No. 5
  53. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 5
  54. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 3
  55. String Quartet No. 4 ("Buczak")
  56. The CIVIL warS: A Tree Is Best Measured When It Is Down (Act 5: The Rome Section): Act 5. The Rome Section. Prologue
  57. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #3 (From Iron Horse)
  58. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #2: Jaweh and Allah Battle
  59. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #11 (From The Green Automobile)
  60. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #9 (From Nagasaki Days) (Numbers in the Red Notebook)
  61. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #10: Aunt Rose
  62. Hydrogen Jukebox, multimedia theater work: Song #6 (From Wichita Vortex Sutra)
  63. Symphony No. 5 ("Choral"), for 5 soloists, chorus, children's chorus & orchestra: 7. Suffering (edited)
  64. Akhnaten, opera: Act 1. Year 1 of Akhnaten's Reign - Thebes. Scene 1. Funeral of Amenhotep 3
  65. Akhnaten, opera: Act 1. Year 1 of Akhnaten's Reign - Thebes. Scene 3. The Window of Appearances (edited)
  66. Akhnaten, opera: Act 3. (Year 17 and the Present - Akhetaten) Scene 4. Epilogue
  67. Symphony No. 3, for strings
  68. Symphony No. 8
  69. Mishima, film score: Openi
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Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective
2008, Nonesuch

UPC: 075597994698

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