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Philip Glass: Glassworlds, 3 - Metamorphosis; Sonatina No. 2; Two Pages; Trilogy Sonatas 1 & 2; A Secret Solo / Nicolas Horvath

Album Summary

>Glass, Philip : Metamorphosis, for piano
>Glass, Philip : The Olympian, for piano
>Glass, Philip : Trilogy Sonata, for piano (trans. by Paul Barnes from opera selections)
>Glass, Philip : Coda for The Late, Great Johnny Ace, for piano
>Glass, Philip : Secret Solo, for piano
>Glass, Philip : Two Pages
>Glass, Philip : Piano Sonatina no 2
Performer Composer

Notes & Reviews:

This program reverses time, revealing the Metamorphosis in Glass's work from his 1980s film and theatre transcriptions, through The Olympian composed for the Los Angeles Olympiad, to rarities such as the dream-like Coda. The Trilogy Sonata highlights Glass's renowned operas from the celebratory Akhnaten Dance to the stately Satyagraha and landmark Einstein on the Beach. The dazzling pulse-patterns of Two Pages make it a milestone of minimalism, while the Sonatina No. 2 is a pre-minimalist work composed when Glass was a student of Darius Milhaud at Juilliard.

American Record Guide, May/June 2016
The latest installment of Nicolas Horvath's survey of Glass's piano music finds him again combining new works with old. The early piece Two Pages was Glass's breakthrough work; an old recording of it with piano and electric organ is available on Nonesuch, and I prefer it to Horvath's, primarily because he plays it a little too fast and only in one octave. Glass's second piano sonatina was written under Milhaud's tutelage, and it's an interesting curiosity with its echoes of Persichetti and Copland. The other performances are fine and demonstrate as always Horvath's intense, almost romantic expressive choices for the music. Glass's music benefits from this approach very nicely.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Temple Saint Marcel, Paris, France (03/24/2014).



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>Glass, Philip : Metamorphosis, for piano
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1988

>Glass, Philip : The Olympian, for piano
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984

>Glass, Philip : Trilogy Sonata, for piano (trans. by Paul Barnes from opera selections)
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Glass, Philip : Coda for The Late, Great Johnny Ace, for piano
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1980

>Glass, Philip : Trilogy Sonata, for piano (trans. by Paul Barnes from opera selections)
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Glass, Philip : Secret Solo, for piano
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary

>Glass, Philip : Trilogy Sonata, for piano (trans. by Paul Barnes from opera selections)
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 19 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1998

>Glass, Philip : Two Pages
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 12 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1968

>Glass, Philip : Piano Sonatina no 2
  • Performer: Nicolas Horvath (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 46 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: circa 1959