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GLASS, Philip (b. 1937)

GLASSWORLDS • 2

COMPLETE ETUDES NOS. 1-20


  • Nicolas Horvath, piano

Two decades of musical evolution and discovery lie behind Philip Glass’ 20 Etudes. They explore a variety of textures, tempi, and techniques and distil intensely intimate personal statements to their purest elements. Providing new music for his solo concerts, they challenged and enhanced Glass’ own piano technique and also provided an unintended but compelling self-portrait of the composer.

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Tracklist

 
Etudes, Book 1 (1996) (00:38:00 )
1
Etude No. 1 (00:03:35)
2
Etude No. 2 (00:03:03)
3
Etude No. 3 (00:03:54)
4
Etude No. 4 (00:03:27)
5
Etude No. 5 (00:04:19)
6
Etude No. 6 (00:03:15)
7
Etude No. 7 (00:03:51)
8
Etude No. 8 (00:05:43)
9
Etude No. 9 (00:02:11)
10
Etude No. 10 (00:05:19)
 
Etudes, Book 2 (2013) (00:45:00 )
11
Etude No. 11 (00:04:03)
12
Etude No. 12 (00:04:29)
13
Etude No. 13 (00:03:23)
14
Etude No. 14 (00:03:35)
15
Etude No. 15 (00:03:07)
16
Etude No. 16 (00:04:59)
17
Etude No. 17 (00:06:15)
18
Etude No. 18 (00:03:14)
19
Etude No. 19 (00:05:03)
20
Etude No. 20 (00:06:41)
Total Time: 01:23:26

The Artist

Horvath, Nicolas Recognised as a leading interpreter of Liszt’s music, Nicolas Horvath has in recent years become one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Holder of a number of awards, including first prize of the Scriabin and the Luigi Nono International Competitions, he frequently organizes events and concerts of unusual length, sometimes over twelve hours, such as Philip Glass’ complete piano music or Erik Satie’s Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Nicolas Horvath is a Steinway artist.