GLASS Piano Works / Ólafsson

PHILIP GLASS

Piano Works
Víkingur Ólafsson
Siggi String Quartet
Int. Release 27 Jan. 2017
1 CD / Download
0289 479 6918 1

. . . [both in the pieces with the Siggi String Quartet] and in the solo selections, Ólafsson brings to bear a supple sense of phrasing and wide-ranging gestural palette . . . He finds 1,000 flavors of repetition. Anyone who wants a point of entry to, or refresher course on Glass's music need listen no further than here to find bold, dramatic interpretations of his work.

. . . le jeune pianiste islandais Vikingur Olafsson vient de faire une entrée remarquée dans l'écurie Deutsche Grammophon . . . Tempérament volcanique, grande virtuosité, goût du défi, le jeune iconoclaste propose un programme très personnel . . . Un parcours plein de surprises, de verve et de poésie.

Tracklist

      1. Philip Glass (*1937)
        Glassworks
        1. 1.
          Opening
          7:45
      2. Études
        1. 2.
          No. 9
          2:33
        2. 3.
          No. 2
          6:00
        3. 4.
          No. 6
          4:26
        4. 5.
          No. 5
          8:56
        5. 6.
          No. 14
          4:37
          Víkingur Ólafsson
        6. 7.
          No. 2 (reworked by Christian Badzura)
          6:03
          Víkingur Ólafsson, Siggi String Quartet
        7. 8.
          No. 13
          3:29
        8. 9.
          No. 15
          7:41
        9. 10.
          No. 3
          4:01
        10. 11.
          No. 18
          6:02
        11. 12.
          No. 20
          11:24
          Víkingur Ólafsson
      3. Glassworks
        1. 13.
          Opening (reworked by Christian Badzura)
          6:40
          Víkingur Ólafsson, Siggi String Quartet
    Playing Time 01:19:37