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Mishima [Soundtrack]

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  • Nonesuch releases Philip Glass’s award-winning soundtrack to The Hours on vinyl for the first time on September 30 to coincide with the album's 20th anniversary and Glass’ 85th birthday concert season. Originally released in December 2002, Glass’s score to the Academy Award–winning film was itself nominated for an Academy Award, as well as a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and went on to win a BAFTA and a Classical BRIT. Based on Michael Cunningham’s 1999 Pulitzer Prize–winning novel, the film was directed by Stephen Daldry with a screenplay by David Hare and stars Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman. “Was there ever a more perfect film for Glass’s lyrical manner?” asked Gramophone. “Such a feeling of fragile beauty is a rare achievement.”

  • The Royal Conservatory of Music’s Koerner Hall in Toronto has announced its 2022–23 concert season, including performances from Nonesuch artists Tigran Hamasyan, Kronos Quartet, Punch Brothers, Jeremy Denk, Cécile McLorin Salvant, and Joshua Redman.

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    Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Michael Reisman, conductor
    String quartets performed by Kronos Quartet:
    David Harrington, violin
    John Sherba, violin
    Hank Dutt, viola
    Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Kunt Munkacsi
    Engineer: Dan Dryden
    Assistant: Don Christensen
    Recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, Inc, New York, NY
    Remixed at The Living Room by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
    Mastered by Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, New York, NY

    Album art direction: Eiko Ishioka
    Photo by Sukita

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Release Date: 
Wednesday, December 11, 1985 - 05:00
DescriptionExcerpt: 

Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

Description: 

Director Paul Schrader's highly stylized vision of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima finds "its textures made more shimmering by the Philip Glass score," featuring Kronos Quartet, says The New Yorker. Glass, Schrader, and costume designer Eiko Ishioka shared a "Best Artistic Contribution" Award at the 1985 Cannes Film Festival.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Kunt Munkacsi
Engineer: Dan Dryden
Assistant: Don Christensen
Recorded at Greene St. Studios and The Living Room, Inc, New York, NY
Remixed at The Living Room by Dan Dryden, Kurt Munkacsi, and Michael Reisman
Mastered by Bill Kipper, Masterdisk, New York, NY

Album art direction: Eiko Ishioka
Photo by Sukita

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79113

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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47
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137
ns_album_releasedate: 
Sunday, December 1, 1985 - 05:00
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0
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0
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597911329BUN
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497135660
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Philip Glass
Kronos Quartet
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Michael Reisman, conductor
String quartets performed by Kronos Quartet:
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello

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