The Philip Glass Ensemble is releasing the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s “Music in Eight Parts”.
After going missing for close to 50 years, the manuscript of “Music in Eight Parts” was only rediscovered at Christie’s Auction House in New York City in late 2017.
The piece was performed just a handful of times after it was composed in 1970. It was to have been performed in concerts, now cancelled, across Europe this spring. Instead, “Music in Eight Parts” was recorded by the members of the Philip Glass Ensemble in isolation at their private homes in April. It was then assembled by music director Michael Riesman at his home studio in Manhattan.
The completed work, which was composed in the middle of Glass’s minimalist period, will be released on Orange Mountain Music (link here) on May 22. Watch a preview of the work here:
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