Phillip Glass is most noted for his minimalist repetition, but now approaching his 80th birthday and still performing with his ensemble, he has a lot more in his back catalogue than that. Songs From The Trilogy is a collection of pieces taken from three of his operas - Einstein On The Beach, Satyagraha and Akhnaten.
Vinyl LP £21.74 MOVCL026
180g vinyl reissue LP + insert on Music On Vinyl, housed in PVC protective sleeve.
8/10 Jack 8th February 2017
The three operas comprising Glass' trilogy are something special, but this disc of arias from those three operas is even better. Douglas Perry's singing deserves special mention; his singing of Evening Song from Satyagraha is perfect in every way, with immaculate phrasing and a kind of passion of restraint that is mesmerising. Glass' intentions are deceptive to the ear; he is the master of a simplicity that keeps giving. Even after many listens, new directions continue to appear in the score, each time revealing another dimension.
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