PHILIP GLASS’S ORANGE MOUNTAIN MUSIC LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVELY ON APPLE MUSIC AUGUST 19th.
Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalogue exclusively on Apple Music. Philip Glass is perhaps the most recognized composer of serious music living today having had a profound impact on the musical world of his time.
Launched in 2001, Orange Mountain Music has sought to serve “fans and aficionados” of Philip Glass’s music. In the process of creating over 100 albums of Glass’s music, as well as releasing music by his close collaborators, OMM has touched upon every aspect of Glass’s compositional output including music for film, opera, dance, symphonies, chamber music, experimental music, and world music. Beginning on August 19th, Orange Mountain Music will be releasing its catalogue that includes all of Glass’s orchestral works, string quartets, piano music, many of his film scores and unique collaborations exclusively through Apple Music and iTunes.
Unique to this launch, Apple Music will features a number of new playlists specifically curated by Philip Glass himself including “Glass Essentials,” “Glass Influences” featuring music that influenced and continues to inspire Philip Glass, “Glass on Glass” a hand selected playlist of some of the composers favorite titles from his extensive catalogue, and “New Glass,” a playlist of the latest new music and new recordings only digitally available on Apple Music and iTunes (Mastered for iTunes), and a number of new Philip Glass playlists developed by Apple’s team of curators.
On his new relationship with Apple Music, Glass said:
I couldn’t be happier about this new relationship with Apple Music and its curators. Apple is a forward-looking company, culture, and advocate for creativity, and I’m proud to have Orange Mountain Music start a new collaboration with Apple Music. As a premium music service, Apple Music ushers in a very exciting new way for artists and composers to reach listeners as never before.
Featured titles in the OMM catalogue include Glass masterworks including “Einstein on the Beach,”“Koyaanisqatsi,” ”Music in 12 Parts,” “The Hours,” “Glassworks,” two remix albums including “Rework” as well as the Complete Pianos Etudes, The Concerto Project, The Symphonies and much more. Performers and collaborators in the OMM catalogue include a variety of artists from all fields of creativity: from Allen Ginsberg and Leonard Cohen and Beck and Tyondai Braxton, to conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, and Dennis Russell Davies, to a wide selection of film scores from art-house films for directors like Woody Allen and Godfrey Reggio (Visitors, Koyaanisqatsi, Anima Mundi) to documentaries by Oscar winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War, A Brief History of Time) and major Hollywood films such as “The Illusionist;” world music collaborations with Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, Wu Man, Uakti, Mark Atkins; major symphonies orchestras like the London Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sinfonieorchester Basel, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; work with directors and writers from Robert Wilson to Christopher Hampton; operatic subjects from The Brothers Grimm and Kafka to Jean Cocteau and Walt Disney; a slate of fantastic soloists from all genres of music including Maki Namekawa, Kronos Quartet, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tim Fain, Robert McDuffie, Matt Haimovitz as part of the complete recordings of Glass’s symphonies and concertos, as well as the entire recorded catalogue of the Philip Glass Ensemble.