Essential Philip Glass - Bernard Fowler (vocals); Douglas Perry (tenor); Janice Pendarvis (vocals); Michael Riesman (piano); Paul Dunkel (flute); Paul Esswood (counter tenor); Philip Glass (piano); Philip Glass Ensemble; New York City Opera Chorus (choir, chorus)

The Essential Philip Glass, an album of 13 tracks taken from previous Sony releases, presents something of a dilemma: it gives a good idea of what some of Glass' music sounds like, but at the same time it badly misrepresents what much of Glass' music is actually about. Glass, in developing his "music with repetitive structures" (the description he ... Read More