Philip Glass Piano Works / Olafsson

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Label: DG
Catalog: 4796918
Format: CD

Vikingur Olafsson

Glass, P: Opening from 'Glassworks' Etude No. 9 Etude No. 2 Piano Etude No. 6 Piano Etude No. 5 Etude No. 14 Etude No. 2 reworked by Christian Badzura Etude No. 13 Etude No. 15 Etude No. 3 Piano Etude No. 18 Piano Etude No. 20 Opening from 'Glassworks' reworked by Christian Badzura

This is a tribute to the master of minimal music, legendary Philip Glass, who turns 80 on 31.01.2017. A year ago Philip Glass handpicked some pianists to perform all of his Etudes together at the Barbican in London. Víkingur Ólafsson was one of them and according to the press he was “the highlight of the evening” (Sean and Heard International). The Financial Times claimed: “Best of all was Ólafsson in the supersensitive stillness of Etude 5”. Víkingur Ólafsson is an up-and-coming visionary pianist not only of technical sublimity but also of remarkable entrepreneurial abilities. Besides his growing career as a traditional concert pianist Víkingur Ólafsson has also collaborated with a range of contemporary composers and artists like Olafur Arnalds and Björk.

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