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Etudes for Piano 1-10 Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Philip Glass

Label: VINYL PASSION
Release Date: 10 November 2017
Format: LP Double Vinyl

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Philip Glass Etudes for Piano 1-10 Limited Vinyl 2LP Set

Overview:
This recording by Bojan Gorišek finds the Slovenian pianist exploring the piano etudes by the contemporary American composer Philip Glass. In the 1960’s, Glass began connecting his musical ideas with the ideas of visual artists and theater directors of the 1960’s avant-garde and collaborated with artists such as Ravi Shankar and Alla Rakha. Amid non-Western and avant- garde influences, Glass rejected the European serial tradition in modern composition and began composing in the repetitive, additive, rhythm-focused style that later came to called “minimalism.’

Glass received grants and commissions both in the U.S. and internationally. Pieces like “Satyagrahe”, “Koyaanisqatsi” and the Violin Concerto found Glass writing on an orchestral scale; he also wrote for more traditional
chamber ensembles. By the 1990’s, Philip Glass had become a new kind of musical institution. The ten piano etudes heard in this recording were begun in 1993, commissioned by the pianist Dennis Russell Davies. In these pieces, Glass departs from the “minimalist” style, incorporating a high degree of emotional expressiveness.

The pianist Bojan Gorišek was born in 1962. He is especially well-regarded for his interpretations of the complete piano works of Erik Satie. As in these Glass performances, Gorišek concentrates on 20th and 21st-century compositions. On this LP Gorišek performs four other Philip Glass compositions In addition to the ten piano etudes.

Featured Tracks:
SIDE A:
Etudes for Piano, Nos. 1-10
1. Etude No. 1
2. Etude No. 2
3. Etude No. 3
4. Etude No. 4

SIDE B:
1. Etude No. 5
2. Etude No. 6
3. Etude No. 7

LP 2: SIDE A:
1. Etude No. 8
2. Etude No. 9
3. Etude No. 10
Recorded June 2013 at the Grand Union Hall, Ljubljana, Slovenia
4. Wichita Vortex Sutra

SIDE B:
1. Mad Rush
2. Orphee’s Bedroom
3. Glassworks
Recorded 20 & 21 April, 2013 at the Grand Union Hall, Llubljana, Slovenia
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