Glass - Glassworlds Vol.5: Enlightenment | Grand Piano GP745

Glass - Glassworlds Vol.5: Enlightenment


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Label: Grand Piano

Cat No: GP745

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 14th October 2016



The works in this programme demonstrate Philip Glassís perpetual goal of connecting with his audience. Taking shape as something like a hidden sonata form, Mad Rush contrasts peaceful atmosphere with tempestuousness and mesmerizing beauty. The last of its kind in Glassís oeuvre, 600 Lines, here receiving its premiŤre recording on solo piano, is an obsessive and hypnotically restless toccata that represents the zenith of his experiences while working with Ravi Shankar. These two monumental works are joined by premiŤre recordings of the subtly transformed Metamorphosis 2, and Glassís only transcription in the form of Paul Simonís The Sound of Silence.

Recognized as a leading interpreter of Lisztís 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 Glassís complete piano music or Erik Satieís Vexations, and composers from a number of countries have written for him. Nicolas Horvath is a Steinway artist.

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