Orange Mountain Music and Philip Glass are proud to announce the availability of the Orange Mountain Music catalog exclusively on Apple Music.
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 on August 19, Orange Mountain Music will release its catalog 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 catalog, “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 catalog are Glass masterworks including Einstein on the Beach, Koyaanisqatsi, Music in 12 Parts, The Hours, Glassworks, two remix albums including Rework, the Complete Piano Etudes, The Concerto Project, The Symphonies and much more.
Performers and collaborators in the OMM catalog include a variety of artists from all fields of creativity including Allen Ginsberg, Leonard Cohen, Beck and Tyondai Braxton; conductors such as Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop and Dennis Russell Davies; international artists including Ravi Shankar, Foday Musa Suso, Wu Man, Uakti and Mark Atkins; major symphony orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Bruckner Orchester Linz, Sinfonieorchester Basel, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; soloists from all genres of music including Maki Namekawa, Kronos Quartet, Katia & Marielle Labèque, Julian Lloyd Webber, Tim Fain, Robert McDuffie and Matt Haimovitz as part of the complete recordings of Glass’s symphonies and concertos, as well as the entire recorded catalog of the Philip Glass Ensemble; directors and writers such as Robert Wilson and Christopher Hampton; plus a wide selection of scores from art-house films for directors including Woody Allen, Godfrey Reggio (Visitors, Koyaanisqatsi, Anima Mundi) and Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line, Fog of War, A Brief History of Time) as well as major Hollywood films such as The Illusionist.