"Very few lines" of the original version remained in the finished song. In 2000, Mojo named "In My Life" the best song of all time. Now Glass’s music is in such demand that a recent theater piece, 1,000 Airplanes on the Roof, was conceived of, in part, to provide a touring vehicle for the Ensemble apart from Glass, who needed time to stay home in New York to compose. A Guide To Help You Play Better Jazz Piano. The original version of the lyrics was based on a bus route he used to take in Liverpool, naming various sites seen along the way, including Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. Rolling Stone ranked it number 23 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", as well as fifth on their list of the Beatles' "100 Greatest Songs". With the Ensemble, there is about two tons of equipment to transport as well as eleven people.
Though Glass characterizes much of the music on this recording as romantic, his performances are not in the virtuoso concert-hall tradition of Liszt or Rachmaninoff.  McCartney said he set Lennon's lyrics to music from beginning to end, taking inspiration for the melody from songs by Smokey Robinson & the Miracles.
 According to Lennon's friend and biographer Peter Shotton, the lines "Some [friends] are dead and some are living/In my life I've loved them all" referred to himself and Stuart Sutcliffe (who died in 1962). In contrast to the amplified, electronic nature of his ensemble music and the mammoth proportions of his operas, the music on this album displays Glass in a more refined musical arena, still exploring his own distinctive style.  According to Acclaimed Music, it is the 160th most celebrated song in popular music history.
It was written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, who later disagreed over the extent of their respective contributions to the song. Though Glass characterizes much of the music on this recording as romantic, his performances are not in the virtuoso concert-hall tradition of Liszt or Rachmaninoff.
His musical prowess is stunning as demonstrated in his stop-time trumpet solo. Metamorphosis was written in 1988 and takes its name from a play based on Kafka’s short story. Wichita Sutra Vortex 6:05. But when I travel by myself, there is no tour manager and I carry no music — it’s all in my head.”. On 22 October, the solo was recorded with the tape running at half speed, so when played back at normal pace the piano was twice as fast and an octave higher, solving the performance challenge and also giving the solo a unique timbre, reminiscent of a harpsichord.
 Martin wrote a Bach-influenced piece that he found he could not play at the song's tempo. In a 1980 interview, Lennon referred to this song as his "first real major piece of work" because it was the first time he penned personal lyrics about his own life. © 1989 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. To Philip Glass, piano music is something intimate. Referring to McCartney, Lennon said "his contribution melodically was the harmony and the middle-eight itself. For fans of Ernst von Dohnányi, whose music sounds could be compared to Brahms but with less cabbage and more paprika, this two-disc set will be mandatory. It was no accident that his first CBS album, Glassworks, which was designed as an introduction to his music, began with solo piano. The original version of the lyrics was based on a bus route he used to take in Liverpool, naming various sites seen along the way, including Penny Lane and Strawberry Field. 3), Op. "In My Life" is a song by the English rock band the Beatles from their 1965 album Rubber Soul. Mastered at Masterdisk. 13, Variations on a Hungarian Folksong, for piano, Op. Assistant Engineer: Blaise Dupuy. " In 1977, when shown a list of songs Lennon claimed writing on for the magazine Hit Parader, the only entry McCartney disputed was "In My Life". Jazz Piano Video Course Appian Publications & Recordings has done everything possible to make the transfers and masterings as smooth as possible without detracting from the sonic integrity of the sometimes antique sources. L'istesso tempo, ma poco a poco più vivace, Intermezzo in F minor (Four Piano Pieces, Op. All music composed and performed by Philip Glass. To Philip Glass, piano music is something intimate. 29, Variation 9. Numbers three and four are from Glass’s incidental music to the play, which he wrote to fulfill separate but nearly simultaneous requests from two different theater companies.
Wichita Vortex Sutra is the result of a chance meeting between two long-time friends, Glass and poet Allen Ginsberg, in St. Mark’s Books, a popular bookstore in the East Village. By this time Armstrong had emerged as the first important jazz soloist. Engineered by Miles Green.  Afterwards, Lennon wrote a song in the form of a long poem reminiscing on his childhood years. Number five, which also draws on themes from The Thin Blue Line, was composed as a finale to the set. Numbers one and two use themes from Glass’s soundtrack to the acclaimed Errol Morris film The Thin Blue Line, which depicts the true story of a man’s wrongful conviction for the murder of a Dallas police officer. The recording of ‘Back In The USSR’ was completed in just two days. Pastorale on the Hungarian Christmas Song: An Angel from Heaven, for piano, Coppélia Waltz, transcription for piano (after Delibes), Schatz Waltz, transcription for piano (after Johann Strauss II's "Der Zigeunerbaron"), Du und Du, waltz transription for piano (after Johann Strauss II's "Die Fledermaus"), Winterreigen, bagatelles (10) for piano, Op.  At that time, Lennon had not decided what instrument to use, but he subsequently asked George Martin to play a piano solo, suggesting "something Baroque-sounding".  The song placed second on CBC's 50 Tracks. Recorded at The Living Room Studios, New York, 1989. BTS Official Homepage http://bts.ibighit.com BTS Blog http://btsblog.ibighit.com BTS Facebook https://www.facebook.com/bangtan.official  Rolling Stone magazine ranked "In My Life" number 23 on its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time", as well as fifth on their list of the Beatles' "100 Greatest Songs". Musical Supervisor: Martin Goldray. Rather they might be viewed as part of the fading American tradition of the piano as a familiar, shared experience of simple, tuneful music. , Lennon later thought the original lyrics were "ridiculous", calling it "the most boring sort of 'What I Did On My Holidays Bus Trip' song". , *sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alonesales+streaming figures based on certification alone, "Lennon–McCartney Songalog: Who Wrote What", "Bach & Roll: How the Unsexy Harpsichord Got Hip", "The Rolling Stone 100 Greatest Beatles Songs", "In My Life ranked 160th most celebrated song", "Cynthia Lennon (John's Wife) Covers the Beatles' "In My Life, "John Lennon's Ex-Wife Cynthia Lovingly Remembers Him With Tender "In My Life" Cover", "British single certifications – The Beatles – In My Life", This Bird Has Flown – A 40th Anniversary Tribute to the Beatles' Rubber Soul, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=In_My_Life&oldid=983397031, Song recordings produced by George Martin, Articles with unsourced statements from September 2020, Certification Table Entry usages for United Kingdom, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 October 2020, at 00:52. Philip Glass plays Baldwin Pianos. Despite not containing a harpsichord, "In My Life" inspired more pop music producers to use the instrument in their arrangements. ", The song was recorded on 18 October 1965, and was complete except for the instrumental bridge. System recorded and edited with Sound Tools by digidesign using the Apple Macintosh II. For fans of Dohnányi, this set will be as good as it gets. 2/3), Ruralia Hungarica, pieces (7) for piano, Op. George Martin contributed the piano solo bridge, which was sped up to sound like a harpsichord. “We decided on the spot to do something together, reached for one of Allen’s books, and chose the poem ‘Wichita Vortex Sutra,’” Glass recalls. The touching melody of number two and the diatonic harmonies throughout provide an ironic counterpoint to the film’s numerous reenactments of the shooting. Glass has had a long history of performing his own music, being among the first of a new generation of composer/performers. 17/3, Suite in the Old Style, for piano, Op. Following on that tour’s success, a national tour of twenty cities was booked by Glass’s management in a week’s time. Those were words that John wrote, and I wrote the tune to it.
The thrice repeated two-note theme (a descending minor third) in numbers one and five recalls the movie’s pathetic litany of interviews and testimonies. According to Lennon, "In My Life" was his "first real major piece of work" because it was the first time he penned personal lyrics about his own life. With two hours, 19 minutes, and seven seconds of the third-best Hungarian composer of the first half of the twentieth century performing his own piano music in studio quality recordings from 1929 through 1956, these discs will be everything Dohnányi's fans could ever hope for. Since then, the Philip Glass Ensemble has toured extensively throughout Europe and North America, performing over 700 concerts in the past twenty years.
Ironically, Glass is now back on the road performing as a solo pianist, while the Ensemble continues touring with 1,000 Airplanes. Cover photo: Steve Prezant. Continuing their collaboration, the poet and composer are now at work on a new song cycle, Hydrogen Jukebox, which will include Wichita Vortex Sutra with Ginsberg’s own narration. Mad Rush was written for the occasion of the Dalai Lama’s first public address in New York City, in the fall of 1981. It was no accident that his first CBS album, Glassworks, which was designed as an introduction to his music, began with solo piano.
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