Double 180gm vinyl LP pressing in deluxe jacket with glass laminate. Includes insert. Itaipu, written by American composer Philip Glass, were commissioned by the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The composition pays a beautiful homage to the Itaipu Dam, which is the world's largest hydroelectric dam built on the Paraná River between Paraguay and Brazil. This LP also includes The Canyon on the D-side, which was first performed in 1988 and commissioned by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra.