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Víkingur Olafsson: Philip Glass Piano Works (CD)

Item# 028947969181


Víkingur Olafsson: Philip Glass Piano Works (CD)

This is a tribute to the master of minimal music, legendary Philip Glass, who turns 80 on 1.31.2017

A year ago Philip Glass handpicked some pianists to perform all of his Etudes together at the Barbican in London. Víkingur Olafsson was one of them and according to the press he was - the highlight of the evening.

Víkingur Olafsson is an up-and-coming visionary pianist not only of technical sublimity but also of remarkable entrepreneurial abilities.

He serves as Artistic Director to both the Vinterfest in Sweden and the Reykjavík Midsummer Music.

Review
Best of all was Ólafsson in the supersensitive stillness of Etude 5 --The Financial Times

Audio CD (January 27, 2017)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Music Notes

Most Western music is based on a system of notation that evolved around 1600 out of earlier practices. The starting point for any opera is the full score, which contains all individual voices and instruments arranged in a specific order on the page. The written music—representing the sounds a composer creates in his head—then comes to life performed by singers onstage and played by the orchestra.

 

 

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