Philip Glass: Music in 12 Parts
'Music in Twelve Parts' performed by the Philip Glass Ensemble with the composer on keyboards. This 4-disc set contains a new recording of the entire work.
Glass' 'Music in Twelve Parts' may be the most seminal work of the minimalist movement. The entire four-hour piece has come to be viewed as a summation of all of Glass' achievements of the period and came to inform many of the composer's later works. A massive piece written for his own group of musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, Music in 12 Parts was recorded by the group in Rovereto Italy in 2006, more than 30 years after most of the same musicians premiered it at New York City's Town Hall.