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Crystal Glass.

This sensational soundtrack caputures the essence of the emotional conflict of Kundun, the protagonist, and cultural/religious burdens bestowed upon him. Simultaenously heavy and rich with cellos, violins, horns and pocessional clashing cymbals, Glass characteristically dilutes the murmering weight with peircing melancholic, yet optimistic, solo flutes. The contrast is magical. "Move to Dungkar" evokes pensive reflection with a glimmer of hope. The epic "Escape to India" is a soundtrack in itself. Lethargic energy. Kundun is ideal for those moody solitary moments where one does not wish to be disturbed. Inspirational.


this is one of the most remakable soundtracks ever written. The whole feel and style of the piece places the listener firmly in an alternative world:that of mystical Tibet. I am a teacher and have used this often with English high school pupils . They appear to be a profoundly moved as I am.


Born: 31 January 1937 in Baltimore, MD

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Philip Glass was unquestionably among the most innovative and influential composers of the 20th century. Postmodern music's most celebrated and high-profile proponent, his myriad orchestral works, operas, film scores, and dance pieces proved essential to the development of ambient and new age sounds, and his fusions of Western and world musics were among the earliest and most successful global experiments of their kind. Born in Baltimore, MD, on January 31, 1937, Glass took up the flute at the...
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