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Philip Glass: The Photographer
Philip Glass, Michael Riesman, Glass Ensemble
Philip Glass: The Photographer
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Soundtracks, Classical
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All Artists: Philip Glass, Michael Riesman, Glass Ensemble, Paul Zukofsky
Title: Philip Glass: The Photographer
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Sony
Release Date: 10/25/1990
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Soundtracks, Classical
Styles: Techno, Historical Periods, Modern, 20th, & 21st Century
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 074643784924, 074643784948, 007464378492

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A Remarkable Concept
Kurt Lyngstad | 09/02/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Glass was so imaginative to put himself into the mindset of the 19TH century, and to perceive how shocking the introduction of photography must have been. The incessant repetitions, and long slow builds, brilliantly tie together the atonalities, and the screeching "Dorothy's flying monkeys" vocalizations. The effect creates a multiplicity of layers of imagery. It can either be a very exciting work, or an annoying one. If you're working on a sculpture or painting, it's great background. If, at the moment, life is what's happening while you're busy doing other things, it won't be your cup of tea, that day. Such duality of responses is typical of extraordinary art."
Still life and whirling music
EMV | Nancy | 05/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"At first I found "The Photographer" was somewhat weak as compared to other PhGlass scores; but then-several years later-I discovered I liked it enormously!
At times it's pleasant, well-timbred (repetitive) music, and at others it plays durably on the same kind of obsessional harsh notes as "Einstein"!
The piece was designed to accompany a 'mime show' about one (not so) famous photographer. Tracks 1 and 3 are somewhat weaker ('songs'); but #2 and 4 will make you go out of your mind-whether you like them or not!
The recording is spotless as usual with the usual Philip Glass team. The 4-page booklet gives an overview of the initial staged performance. There seems to have been music for the whole length of the 3 acts: why do we have here but a (so short) selection? I can't wait to have 2 hours of "Photographer"!!"
Classic Glass
EMV | 11/22/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Glass has a number of CDs that are better known than this one, but The Photographer remains one of my favoriteds. It's funny, I just saw "The Hors" which has a Phil Glass score and there are great similarities between that score and this one he did almost twenty years ago. So I say don't go buy the new one but check this one out instead."