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In scoring Tod Browning's Dracula 1931, Glass was treading on new ground, adding a new musical element to an existing, classic film. The resulting music, all for string quartet and performed by the Kronos Quartet, magically creates a broad array of varied shadings within a bleak and ominous mood, consistently eerie without trying too hard to terrify. Best of all is Glass's luminous score for Jean Cocteau's La Belle et la Bête Beauty and the Beast. It may seem impudent to displace the film's fine original score by Georges Auric, but Glass transforms the movie so thoroughly -- he actually sets the French dialogue as song -- that a new and surprisingly effective hybrid genre is born, combining film, opera, and oratorio. A fifth disc of score excerpts also includes the world premiere recordings of two new scores for short films directed by Peter Greenaway and Atom Egoyan, which find Glass writing in a slightly more angular, brittle style than usual. Whether or not this represents the direction his film compositions will take in the future, he's certain to create more provocative works in the genre to supplement the rich collection assembled here.