Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalogue exclusively on Apple Music. Philip Glass is perhaps the most recognized composer of serious music living today, having had a profound impact on the musical world of his time.
Launched in 2001, Orange Mountain Music has sought to serve “fans and aficionados” of Philip Glass's music. In the process of creating over 100 Glass albums, as well as releasing music by his close collaborators, OMM has touched upon every aspect of Glass’s compositional output including music for film, opera, dance, symphonies, chamber music, experimental music, and world music. Beginning August 19, Orange Mountain Music will release its catalogue of all of Glass’s orchestral works, string quartets, piano music, many of his film scores and unique collaborations exclusively through Apple Music and iTunes.
Unique to this launch, Apple Music will feature a number of new playlists specifically curated by Glass himself including “Glass Essentials,” “Glass Influences,” featuring music that influenced and continues to inspire the composer, “Glass on Glass,” a hand-selected playlist of some of the composer’s favorite titles from his extensive catalogue, “New Glass,” a playlist of the latest new music and new recordings only digitally available on Apple Music and iTunes (Mastered for iTunes), and a number of new Philip Glass playlists developed by Apple’s team of curators.
On his new relationship with Apple Music, Glass said:
“I couldn’t be happier about this new relationship with Apple Music and its curators. Apple is a forward-looking company, culture, and advocate for creativity, and I’m proud to have Orange Mountain Music start a new collaboration with Apple Music. As a premium music service, Apple Music ushers in a very exciting new way for artists and composers to reach listeners as never before.”
Featured titles in the OMM catalogue are Glass masterworks including “Einstein on the Beach,” “Koyaanisqatsi,” ”Music in 12 Parts,” “The Hours,”“Glassworks,” two remix albums including “Rework” as well as the Complete Piano Etudes, The Concerto Project, The Symphonies and much more. Performers and collaborators in the OMM catalogue include a variety of artists from all fields of creativity: from Allen Ginsberg and Leonard Cohen and Beck and Tyondai Braxton, to conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, and Dennis Russell Davies, to a wide selection of film scores from art-house films for directors like Woody Allen and Godfrey Reggio (Visitors, Koyaanisqatsi, Anima Mundi) to documentaries by Oscar-winning director Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War, A Brief History of Time) and major Hollywood films such as “The Illusionist;” world music collaborations with Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, Wu Man, Uakti, Mark Atkins; major symphony orchestras like the London Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sinfonieorchester Basel, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; work with directors and writers from Robert Wilson to Christopher Hampton; operatic subjects from The Brothers Grimm and Kafka to Jean Cocteau and Walt Disney; a slate of fantastic soloists from all genres of music including Maki Namekawa, Kronos Quartet, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tim Fain, Robert McDuffie, Matt Haimovitz as part of the complete recordings of Glass’s symphonies and concertos, as well as the entire recorded catalogue of the Philip Glass Ensemble.
Philip Glass on Apple Music - AppleMusic.com/PhilipGlass
Philip Glass on iTunes - iTunes.com/PhilipGlass
Apple Music Playlists
Glass on Glass - http://apple.co/GlassonGlass
Philip Glass Essentials - http://apple.co/PhilipGlass
Philip Glass Influences - http://apple.co/PGinfluences
New Glass - http://apple.co/NewGlassPlaylist
APPLE CURATED PLAYLISTS:
Glass on Glass
The composer traces his musical autobiography with this handpicked playlist.
Whittling down a career as deep and ambitious as Philip Glass’s is a virtually impossible task—unless you’re the composer himself. In this handpicked playlist, Glass traces his musical autobiography with a playlist of pieces that hold particular significance to him. Points of interest include his first minimalist masterpieces and a violin concerto dedicated to his father, along with many of the countless collaborations that have served as the backbone of his creative evolution.
His latest works venture into fresh corners of the musical ecosystem.
Even after decades of musical exploration, Philip Glass’s latest works continue to venture into fresh corners of the musical ecosystem. On this playlist, the composer handpicks from his most recent releases. Whether pursuing adaptions of classical masterworks, or engaging traditions as diverse as indigenous music and Hollywood film scores, Glass’s mind remains a wellspring of curiosity.
Philip Glass: Influences
The music that fuels the hungry imagination of a modern master.
In this playlist, Philip Glass reveals the works that have nourished his endlessly hungry imagination. While Bach shaped Glass’s architectural conception of music, Ravi Shankar helped him unlock the rhythmic possibilities of composition. Whether through the modern jazz innovations of the ‘60s or the visceral rock performances of the ‘70s, Glass has always channeled into his works the mighty musical currents of New York City. His wide-ranging favorites reveal an undiminished taste for all things offbeat and extraordinary.
Philip Glass: Essentials
Minimalist only begins to describe the ever-changing music of one of America's most productive and influential composers. With a foundation in Bach and Mozart, the onetime New York taxi driver was inspired by the rhythms of India to concoct complex, repetitive structures containing myriad harmonic inversions. Landmark works such as "Music in 12 Parts" and "Einstein on the Beach"—as well as innumerable symphonies, concertos, and works for his own group—have made Philip Glass a prolific and omnipresent figure in New York culture.