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Philip Glass

Lavinia Meijer

Metamorphoses / The Hours

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  • Type CD Super Audio
  • Label Channel Classics
  • UPC 0723385339120
  • Catalog number CCS 33912
  • Release date 13 June 2012

About the album

My first encounter with Philip Glass in 2011 was truly one of those once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. As a harpist I feel greatly privileged to have such new experiences – not only on stage, but also behind the scenes. Collaboration with composers is an important aspect of this, and new ideas not infrequently arise through personal encounters and mutual inspiration. This was certainly the case when I met Phil, who had never before heard his Metamorphosis live on the harp. After my initial nervosity, tension soon melted away when I played the opening bars and he remarked “that sounds beautiful!”.

After this special encounter, I looked into other pieces by Glass that could be played on the harp. I had heard him play the Opening Piece from ‘Glassworks’ himself, a very beautiful piece in its seemingly unending interchange between the two hands. The film music for The Hours was a more tricky challenge. After examining the original score and the piano version I came to the conclusion that not all the movements could be arranged for the harp. But I managed to adapt six of the eleven numbers, working them out with the sound of the orchestral version in mind. I hope this CD will add an extra dimension to the performance practice of Glass’s most frequently
performed works.
Lavinia Meijer

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    1
    Glassworks Opening Piece
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    06:20
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    2
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis One, Moderate
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    06:37
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    3
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Two, Flowing
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    07:39
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    4
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Three, Moderately Fast
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    03:22
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    5
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Four, Flowing
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    06:52
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    6
    Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Five, Moderate
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    05:48
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    7
    Metamorphosis The Poet Acts
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    03:59
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    8
    Metamorphosis Something She Has to do
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    03:05
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    9
    Metamorphosis I'm Going to Make a Cake
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    03:41
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    10
    Metamorphosis An Unwelcome Friend
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    04:25
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    11
    Metamorphosis Choosing Life
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    03:55
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    12
    Metamorphosis The Hours
    Composer: Philip Glass
     
    07:13

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