Philip Glass: Koyaanisqatsi with Orchestra (Live)
Philip Glass Ensemble, New York Philharmonic, Collegiate Chorale & Michael Riesman
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A Classic! Embraced by the Institution
Despite Boolez's deepest wishes, Glass' work continues to thrive, reach new audiences, and touch people deeply. Perhaps his greatest masterpiece is Koyaanisqatsi, the visionary collaboration with Godfrey Reggio. I'm so happy that this record was made, commemorating the first time that the New York Philharmonic performed Glass' music. It's the firs time we get to hear the score in all its glory. The PGE is the core, but a full complement of strings (no violins), brass, and chorus provides for a thrilling experience. I was there both performances and this recording captures the magic.
Bless Boolez, hopefully his parents will help him move out of the basement soon.
Love it!!! Thanks Philip Glass!!!
I only wish I would have been there to hear it live! I guess I will have to "settle" for this recording!
Philip Glass & The Philip Glass Ensemble & The New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Last night I purchased this from iTunes, put my earphones on, sat down, closed my eyes & was TOTALLY BLOWN AWAY!! I have heard every conceivable version of Koy--live sound checks, live performances, many recordings. It's hard to say this is the best, because this is such a rich, many layered composition, one of Philip Glass' finest, but it certainly is one of the best. Go ahead, treat yourself! Buy it & plug in. You won't be sorry.
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