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Dog Days of August

It appears as if all is quiet on the western front.  However, what appears to be a few quiet weeks certainly isn't for Philip Glass. The composer is in California where he recently played a benefit performance in Big Sur, then he's off to Brazil for two appearances discussing "Creativty & Collaboration", then to Spain for the premiere of a new work for the Philip Glass Ensemble: "Los Paisajes del Rio", then to Italy for more performances of "Book of Longing", and then more performances of the work in Australia with additional dates of solo piano recitals along the way.
I am personally excited to hear two concerts to be given by Michael Riesman at New York's newest venue, Le Poission Rouge, over two nights Riesman will be performing new transcriptions of famous Glass film scores from his excellent forthcoming album: "Philip Glass Soundtracks"….in addition he'll be performing his solo live-to-film screening of Dracula.  It's really something to see if you have the opportunity. Riesman, who has been performing Glass' music since joining the PGE in 1974 has unparalleled experience with the composer's music and he's also a gifted pianist.  These concerts are highly recommended.  Sept 23-24.

On the recording front, OMM's recent recording of "Waiting for the Barbarians" will be reviewed in September's Opera News and the Philadelphia Inquirer.  September 23rd sees the release of the GLASS BOX from Nonesuch.

4 thoughts on “Dog Days of August”

  1. I’m looking forward to Riesman’s transcriptions. I really like the Dracula and The Hours solo piano-albums, though I don’t play them as often as the originals. Sounds like a wonderful concert, I wish I could be there.

  2. And I’ll be finally seeing Mr. Glass for myself in Cleveland (it’s only a 2.5 hour drive for me). I am extremely excited about this one.
    Also, that Micheal Reisman CD looks very intriquing: A Brief History of Time? Mishima? Primacy of Number !!!!!!!!!! Sorry, I just love this piece as well as an entire Naqoyatsi soundtrack. Really looking forward to this one.

  3. Glass will be here in Brazil for a serie of conferences in Salvador (september 3rd) and Porto Alegre tomorrow). I heard that he asked for a grand-piano to his conference in Salvador. I’ll be there.

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