Philip Glass’ Music in Eight Parts Gets First Release, 50 Years After Composition: Listen

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The 1970 manuscript had been misplaced for many years till resurfacing at a Christie’s public sale in 2017

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Philip Glass, May 2019 (Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket by way of Getty Images)

The Philip Glass Ensemble has recorded and launched Music in 8 Parts, a 1970 Philip Glass that had been misplaced for many years. According to The New York Times, the composition had its premiere in January 1970, arriving after Glass’ Music for Fifths however earlier than Music With Changing Parts and Music in 12 Parts.

Glass’ Music in 8 Parts manuscript had been misplaced for many years till resurfacing in 2017 at a Christie’s auction the place it offered for $43,750. Hear the ensemble’s new recording under (by way of Orange Mountain Music)

Read “Philip Glass’s Music in 12 Parts Takes Over Your Life for Six Hours” on the Pitch.


 

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