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Photographer

Philip Glass Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (25 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony
  • ASIN: B0000025QH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 38,091 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. The Photographer: ACT I: 'A Gentleman's Honor'
2. The Photographer: ACT II
3. The Photographer: 'A Gentleman's Honor' (Instrumental)
4. The Photographer: ACT III

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great stuff. 1 Sep 2014
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Blows your mind away. Great stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars another great glass 12 Oct 2013
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I love all things Philip Glass ever since I saw Akhenaten at the ENO and this is a great album
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Remarkable Concept 2 Sep 2004
By Kurt Lyngstad - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Glass was so imaginative to put himself into the mindset of the 19TH century, and to perceive how shocking the introduction of photography must have been. The incessant repetitions, and long slow builds, brilliantly tie together the atonalities, and the screeching "Dorothy's flying monkeys" vocalizations. The effect creates a multiplicity of layers of imagery. It can either be a very exciting work, or an annoying one. If you're working on a sculpture or painting, it's great background. If, at the moment, life is what's happening while you're busy doing other things, it won't be your cup of tea, that day. Such duality of responses is typical of extraordinary art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Still life and whirling music 13 May 2003
By EMV - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
At first I found "The Photographer" was somewhat weak as compared to other PhGlass scores; but then-several years later-I discovered I liked it enormously!
At times it's pleasant, well-timbred (repetitive) music, and at others it plays durably on the same kind of obsessional harsh notes as "Einstein"!
The piece was designed to accompany a 'mime show' about one (not so) famous photographer. Tracks 1 and 3 are somewhat weaker ('songs'); but #2 and 4 will make you go out of your mind-whether you like them or not!
The recording is spotless as usual with the usual Philip Glass team. The 4-page booklet gives an overview of the initial staged performance. There seems to have been music for the whole length of the 3 acts: why do we have here but a (so short) selection? I can't wait to have 2 hours of "Photographer"!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Powerful Glass from the mid-80s 30 Mar 2000
By DAC Crowell - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
The mid-80s are a mixed-bag for Glass. While one could get wonderful pieces such as "Glassworks" and "Akhenaten", there were also these marketing-department dogs such as "Songs From Liquid Days" and "Danceworks" that were more irritating than illuminating. And while this starts off with a toss-off bit of fluff ("A Gentleman's Honor"), it soon develops into the wonderful and dramatic workout that follows. 'Act III', the final longer work here, is amazing, in fact, as it possesses a sense of drama that one doesn't always encounter in Glass's music of this period (the 'Funeral' from "Akhenaten" is another example). This work is also helped by the presence here of Glass's ensemble, which he seems to have felt more comfortable with as a compositional force than the larger forces offered by orchestras, etc, during this time. It is, though, an expanded version of the Glass Ensemble, with added brass and winds, and when this all kicks in in the final part of the work, it's one of those 'hang onto your hat' moments! One to get, even with the flaw of the "A Gentleman's Honor" toss-offs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Will always be my favorite CD ever! GENIUS! 2 Sep 2009
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If I had a dime for every time I've listened to this CD since it was released in late 1982, I would easily be a millionaire! Powerful, beautiful, intense, "hypnotic", catchy, on the edge, mind-blowing, spiritual, gothic, loud, fast, deep. I love this music so much it is difficult to write about it! This is the CD which started my Philip Glass fixation which is as strong as ever today. Simply amazing!
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Glass 22 Nov 2002
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Glass has a number of CDs that are better known than this one, but The Photographer remains one of my favoriteds. It's funny, I just saw "The Hors" which has a Phil Glass score and there are great similarities between that score and this one he did almost twenty years ago. So I say don't go buy the new one but check this one out instead.
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