By Gregory Kirschling
September 17, 2008 at 04:00 AM EDT

Glass Box

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type
  • Music
Genre
  • Classical

The trouble for Philip Glass fans has always been this: Given the composer’s huge output (more than 20 operas alone), where do you start? Packaged with an illuminating 191-page booklet, this 10-disc retrospective not only finally offers up a thick best-of (Koyaanisqatsi, two full symphonies, a disc of movie soundtracks), it helps you hear him in a new way. They call Glass a minimalist, given ? the spell-weaving repetitive nature ? of his works, but Glass Box so fully bursts with variety and noise and gorgeousness that, put together here, his music makes him sound like ?anything but. A
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Glass Box

type
  • Music
Genre
  • Classical
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