About this title: Philip Glass is renowned for his style of pattern music, presented in its most developed form in this early work, still one of his best. Glass developed a method of writing that simultaneously retained the sense of the timeless "present" while bringing new thoughts about melody and harmony in a non-virtuosic sense. On Music in Twelve Parts (as well as his opera Akhnaten), these ideas are very elegant and profound, while at times Glass verges on the direct appeal of a movie-music sensibility as in 1000 Airplanes on the Roof. ...
Tracks on this album
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