℗ 2015 Grand Piano
Duration 1h 18m 51s
Record Label Grand Piano
Catalogue No. GP677
Release Date March 3, 2015
Genre Classical

Glass: Glassworlds, Vol. 1

Nicolas Horvath

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I. Opening
Philip Glass; Nicolas Horvath
Orphee Suite (arr. P. Barnes for piano)  
I. The Cafe
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
II. Orphee's Bedroom
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
III. Journey to the Underworld
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
IV. Orphee and the Princess
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
V. Return to Orphee's House
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
VI. Orphee's Return
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
VII. Orphee's Bedroom-Reprise
Philip Glass; Paul Barnes; Nicolas Horvath
Dreaming Awake
Philip Glass; Nicolas Horvath
How Now
Philip Glass; Nicolas Horvath
Digital Booklet
Duration    1h 18m 51s
"Five Stars ... somehow, the objectivity of the sound of a piano suits the music of Philip Glass perfectly. Certainly that’s how it seems in Nicolas Horvath’s expert performances ..." - International Piano "... important because it demonstrates that Glass’s music works quite nicely alongside other composers of the past and alongside quite traditional approaches to performance generally." - American Record Guide Scriabin Competition first prize winner Nicolas Horvath presents this first volume in a complete series of Philip Glass solo piano works, including several world premieres. Glass has made an immense and stylistically wide-ranging contribution to piano repertoire such as the centrepiece of this album, The Orphée Suite. One of his most distinctive piano pieces, it blends virtuosity with melodic richness. In contrast, the hypnotic How Now is structurally influenced by Indian ragas and gamelan music while Dreaming Awake contains one of the most powerful climaxes in all of Glass’s compositions.
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Recording venue: Temple Saint Marcel, Paris, France, October 28 - 29, 2013 Instrument: Fazioli grand piano 2780649 Publishers: Dunvagen Music Publishers inc. / Chester Music ltd (1 - 8, 10); Manuscript (9) Producer and engineer: Nikolaos Samaltanos Piano technician: Kazuto Osato Booklet notes: Frank K. DeWald and Nicolas Horvath French translations by David Ylla-Somers and Nicolas Horvath German translation by Cris Posslac Artist photographs: Perla Maarek Composer portrait: HNH international Ltd. Cover art: Tony Price: La Défense 2

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