Grand Piano is a premium label dedicated to the exploration of undiscovered keyboard repertoire. Targeting piano audiences and collectors, the label features recordings of interesting rare works and complete piano cycles that might otherwise have remained unknown and unrecorded. Pulling from a deep pool of talent around the globe, Grand Piano brings to life exciting interpretations of these gems of the piano repertoire.
This compilation celebrates Philip Glass 80th birthday through his unique contribution to the solo piano repertoire. It includes the sweepingly diverse and intricately melodic Etudes which are both technique-expanding and also intimately personal statements. His importance as a film composer is shown in the subtle power of his transcriptions from stage and screen music, Metamorphosis I-V, and in his BAFTA-winning score for the The Hours. And Music in Fifths which Steve Reich called "like a freight train" dates from his experimental years and is full of a mesmerizing variety of pulse patterns.
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Nicolas Horvath, piano
1. Etudes, Book 1 - Etude No. 6
2. Morning Passages from The Hours (arr. M. Riesman and N. Muhly)
3. Metamorphosis II
4. A Secret Solo
5. Sound of Silence
1. Etudes, Book 2 - Etude No. 16
2. Etudes, Book 2 - Etude No. 18
3. Etudes, Book 2 - Etude No. 20
4. Music in Fifths
5. Choosing Life, from The Hours (arr. M. Riesman and N. Muhly)