Music by Glass

Music by Philip Glass

This all – piano recording is a collection of Glass compositions, and it is music in which Glass uses his musical motifs throughout the recording, with lots of repetition on a few basic chords. Like a lot of Philip Glass’ work, the fine aspects of differences create a meditative experience for the ear. Listen actively, and you might learn to appreciate this creative music…

Metamorphosis was written in 1988 and takes its title from a play based on Kafka’s short story. Numbers three and four are from Glass’s incidental music to the play; Numbers one and two use themes from Glass’s soundtrack for the acclaimed Errol Morris film “The Thin Blue Line”

The tracks on this CD are:

1. Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis One

2. Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis Two

3. Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis Three

4. Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis Four

5. Metamorphosis: Metamorphosis Five

6. Mad Rush

7. Wichita Sutra Vortex

“Mad Rush” was written for the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s first public address in New York City, in the fall of 1981. Originally an open-structured or open-ended piece, it was first performed by Glass on organ during the Dalai Lama’s entrance into the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

“Wichita Vortex Sutra” is the result of a chance meeting between two long-time friends, Glass and poet Allen Ginsberg, in St. Mark’s Books, a popular bookstore in the East Village in New York.

Here is the Metamorphosis #4 by Philip Glass:

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