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Glass Box
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Glass Box: A Nonesuch Retrospective

(2008)

All Music Composed by Philip Glass

CATALOG:
Nonesuch 424508

TRACKS:

Disc One
1.01 Early Works: Music in Contrary Motion 15:35
1.02 Early Works: Music with Changing Parts (edited) 45:37
1.03 Early Works: Music in Similar Motion 17:11

Disc Two
2.01 Music in 12 Parts: Part 7 19:58
2.02 Music in 12 Parts: Part 8 18:17
2.03 Music in 12 Parts: Part 9 12:14
2.04 Music in 12 Parts: Part 10 17:08

Disc Three
3.01 Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 1 8:04
3.02 Einstein on the Beach: Train 1 13:46
3.03 Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 2 6:08
3.04 Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 3 6:30
3.05 Einstein on the Beach: Trial 2 / Prison: "Prematurely Air-Conditioned Supermarket" (edited) 12:17
3.06 Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 4 7:05
3.07 Einstein on the Beach: Bed: Prelude 4:24
3.08 Einstein on the Beach: Spaceship 12:51
3.09 Einstein on the Beach: Knee Play 5 8:04

Disc Four
4.01 Glassworks/Analog: Orange Mountain Music Archive: Opening 6:12
4.02 Glassworks/Analog: Orange Mountain Music Archive: Façades 7:17
4.03 Glassworks/Analog: Orange Mountain Music Archive: Floe '87 8:44
4.04 Glassworks/Analog: Orange Mountain Music Archive: Closing 5:17
4.05 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire 2:38
4.06 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire: River Run 1:54
4.07 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire: Are Years What? (For Marianne Moore) 4:01
4.08 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire: Age des Orages 3:47
4.09 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire: Ave 4:44
4.10 Glassworks/Analog: Étoile Polaire: Montage 2:33
4.11 Glassworks/Analog: Dressed Like an Egg: Part IV 3:12
4.12 Glassworks/Analog: Dressed Like an Egg: Part V 1:33
4.13 Glassworks/Analog: Mad Rush for Organ 16:14

Disc Five
5.01 Satyagraha: Act I (Tolstoy), Scene 1: The Kuru Field of Justice 18:47
5.02 Satyagraha: Act I (Tolstoy), Scene 2: Tolstoy Farm (1910) 11:01
5.03 Satyagraha: Act II (Tagore), Scene 1: Confrontation and Rescue (1896) 14:44
5.04 Satyagraha: Act II (Tagore), Scene 3: Protest (1908) 15:16
5.05 Satyagraha: Act III (King), Scene 1: Newcastle March (1913) - Part 3: Evening Song 8:22

Disc Six
6.01 Koyaanisqatsi: Koyaanisqatsi (listen to full-length track)3:26
6.02 Koyaanisqatsi: Organic 7:47
6.03 Koyaanisqatsi: Cloudscape 4:32
6.04 Koyaanisqatsi: Resource 6:39
6.05 Koyaanisqatsi: Vessels 8:05
6.06 Koyaanisqatsi: The Grid 21:23
6.07 Powaqqatsi: Serre Pelada (listen to full-length track) 5:02
6.08 Powaqqatsi: Train to Sao Paulo 3:04
6.09 Powaqqatsi: Video Dream 2:15
6.10 Powaqqatsi: New Cities in Ancient Lands, China 2:48
6.11 Powaqqatsi: New Cities in Ancient Lands, Africa 2:56
6.12 Powaqqatsi: New Cities in Ancient Lands, India 4:42
6.13 Powaqqatsi: Mr. Suso #2 with Reflection 1:19
6.14 Powaqqatsi: Powaqqatsi 4:35

Disc Seven
7.01 String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement I 2:11
7.02 String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement II 1:36
7.03 String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement III 1:32
7.04 String Quartet No. 2 (Company): Movement IV 2:12
7.05 Étude for Piano No. 2 4:52
7.06 Étude for Piano No. 9 3:35
7.07 String Quartet No. 5: Movement I 1:11
7.08 String Quartet No. 5: Movement II 2:59
7.09 String Quartet No. 5: Movement III 5:28
7.10 String Quartet No. 5: Movement IV 4:38
7.11 String Quartet No. 5: Movement V 7:46
7.12 Étude for Piano No. 5 5:44
7.13 Étude for Piano No. 3 4:54
7.14 String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): Movement I 7:59
7.15 String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): Movement II 6:22
7.16 String Quartet No. 4 (Buczak): Movement III 8:48

Disc Eight
8.01 the CIVIL warS: Act V—The Rome Section: Prologue 18:49
8.02 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #3: From Iron Horse 2:54
8.03 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #2: Jahweh and Allah Battle 2:54
8.04 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #11: from The Green Automobile 5:59
8.05 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #9: From Nagasaki Days (Numbers in Red Notebook) 0:40
8.06 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #10: Aunt Rose 4:58
8.07 Hydrogen Jukebox: Song #6: From Wichita Vortex Sutra 7:45
8.08 Symphony No. 5: Suffering (edited) 5:07
8.09 Akhnaten: Act I, Scene 1: Funeral of Amenhotep III 8:59
8.10 Akhnaten: Act I, Scene 3: The Window of Appearances 4:24
8.11 Akhnaten: Act II, Scene 4: Epilogue 10:36

Disc Nine
9.01 Symphony No. 3: Movement I 4:37
9.02 Symphony No. 3: Movement II 6:15
9.03 Symphony No. 3: Movement III 10:05
9.04 Symphony No. 3: Movement IV 3:39
9.05 Symphony No. 8: Movement I 19:27
9.06 Symphony No. 8: Movement II 12:18
9.07 Symphony No. 8: Movement III 6:57

Disc Ten
10.01 Mishima: Opening (listen to full-length track) 2:46
10.02 Mishima: November 25: Morning 4:11
10.03 Mishima: Closing 2:59
10.04 The Secret Agent: The First Meridian 3:21
10.05 The Secret Agent: Secret Agent 4:51
10.06 Kundun: Sand Mandala (listen to full-length track) 4:06
10.07 Kundun: Distraught 3:00
10.08 Kundun: Lhasa at Night 2:00
10.09 Kundun: Escape to India 10:05
10.10 Anima Mundi: Living Waters 3:51
10.11 Anima Mundi: The Witness 4:10
10.12 La Belle et La Bête: Overture 3:31
10.13 The Thin Blue Line: Houston Skyline 4:43
10.14 Dracula: Dracula 1:15
10.15 Dracula: The Storm 1:34
10.16 Dracula: Dr. Van Helsing and Dracula 2:22
10.17 The Fog of War: The War to End All Wars 1:44
10.18 Candyman: It Was Always You, Helen 3:09
10.19 The Truman Show: Raising the Sail 2:15
10.20 The Hours: The Poet Acts 3:43

NOTES:
The 10-disc compilation Glass Box surveys 40 years of the work of Philip Glass: groundbreaking early solo pieces, the revolutionary Einstein on the Beach, film scores, etudes, symphonies, and much more. The elegantly designed "interim report," as critic Tim Page writes in his liner note, traces the evolution of "the first composer to win a wide, multi-generational audience in the opera house, the concert hall, the dance world, in film and in popular music—simultaneously."

The box features extensive liner notes, performance credits, librettos, and appreciations from fellow artists like Laurie Anderson, David Bowie, and Paul Simon. The composer’s longtime colleague, the artist Chuck Close, selected the artwork for each of the individual discs; Close and other artists—Francesco Clemente, Annie Leibovitz, Robert Mapplethorpe and Robert Wilson–interpret Glass’s image for each side of the cube in which the discs are encased.

CREDITS:
All music composed by Philip Glass.

PRODUCTION CREDITS:
Glass Box
Produced by Robert Hurwitz, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Riesman; all recordings produced by Kurt Munkacsi and Michael Riesman
Compilation edited and mastered at The Looking Glass Studios, NYC; Assistant Engineer: Ichiho Nishiki
Design by Peter Buchanan-Smith
For Orange Mountain Music: Don Christensen, Richard Guérin
For Dunvagen Music Publishers: Jim Keller, Zoe Knight, Drew Smith, Tim O'Donnell

Philip Glass' music is published by Dunvagen Music Publishers