As I work through my way through 21 free Philip Glass MP3s!, I occasionally get confused.
Ok, right, Escape! from The Hours is really Metamorphosis Two...
Michael Riesman had this to say about the completely solo piano version of The Hours (not to be confused with the original film soundtrack):
Furthermore, Paramount Music, the publisher, desired to issue a book of arrangements for solo piano, geared for intermediate players. Originally, I assigned the task of producing these arrangements to my assistant, Nice Muhly, but as I started thinking about it, the idea of performing and recording these arrangements became more and more appealing to me, and I ended up taking the lead role in their development.
In 2005, I had predicted popular success for this version but when I read that post now, I'm mainly sad that the "We Carry Classical Music Books" sign from Tower Records is gone, as is Tower Records itself.
My respect for the marketing efforts of Orange Mountain Music remains, however.
And from that post's numerous footnotes, this is still true:
While I won't claim to be truly intelligent (I blog after all), I'm surprised that since I started aworks and since I got my iPod, I am listening more to Philip Glass than probably any other composer."
I hate to be so nostalgic but the one and only time Sparky the Wonder Dachshund visited Indiana was in 2004 (he's the black dot following my uncle and later, letting me carry him through the hostile un-suburban-like terrain). On the other hand, it is but a distant memory how much he barked in his carrier both at SFO and on the airplane.