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Since it is free for the first seven days, I'm playing with the newly available Rhapsody iPhone app. I don't know how large their catalog of streaming tracks is but I count 99 albums with Philip Glass music. Can I listen to all 99 without my head exploding? I probably won't take that chance. Still, the idea of listening to an infinite amount of music without ultimately being tethered to a computer is at least mind-expanding. My iPod Classic now seems archaic.
The only Glass recording I don't particularly recognize is a single on Nonesuch from 2005 of the original Music with Changing Parts. From the composer's web site:
To the mix, Glass now adds a sense of the epic — Music With Changing Parts was plotted as an evening-length piece and some early performances went on for up to two hours — and he allows both himself and the players a certain impulsive, almost Romantic, creative freedom that is markedly absent in the stark, formalist rigor of the preceding works.
Update: This recording is also on lala, along with an indication that I've already uploaded it which means I actually own it: