Aguas da Amazonia

Music Composed by Philip Glass
Performed by MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Absolute Ensemble
Kristjan Järvi, Director

All songs published by Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. (ASCAP).
Licensed from Telepool GmbH, a fully integrated media company operating in German-speaking Europe.
℗ and © 2017 Orange Mountain Music.


UPC 801837011524  /  OMM0115


AGUAS DA AMAZONIA -MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra, Absolute Ensemble
1. Tiquie River (1:29)
2. Japura River (4:06)
3. Purus River (6:26)
4. Negro River (3:30)
5. Madeira River (2:58)
6. Tapajos River (2:35)
7. Paru River (4:24)
8. Xingu River (5:16)
9. Amazon River (7:10)
10. Metamorphosis I (13:32)


Orange Mountain Music presents the album Aguas da Amazonia in a new orchestral version. In the 1990s Philip Glass composed a ballet for the Brazilian Grupo Corpo titled “Seven or Eight Pieces for a Ballet.” That music was picked up by the famous percussion group UAKTI and later recorded for the album Aguas da Amazonia.

Aguas da Amazonia became the launching point and inspiration for arranger Charles Coleman who worked with conductor Kristjan Jarvi on adapting Glass’ music for large symphony orchestra. This new recording captures Coleman’s orchestration in all its majesty showcasing the inherent symphonic possibilities.

The performance showcases the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra under Kristjan Jarvi as well as the dynamic Absolute Ensemble.