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The Complete Piano Etudes by Philip Glass

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“Seeing the work of two decades compressed into an evening [is] immensely satisfying, as America’s greatest living composer stakes his claim for immortality.” – The Guardian (UK)

Ten pianists perform this contemplative portrait of Philip Glass’s personal soundscape over the course of two decades. Written with the aim of expanding his piano technique, each étude takes a unique approach to the instrument, with the complete works exploring a broad range of dynamics, tempo, harmonics and emotional expression. In this uncommon gathering of talents, Glass is joined by nine remarkable pianists from diverse disciplines, including longtime collaborators, contemporary music specialists, pianist/composers, and UNC-Chapel Hill Assistant Professor of Music Clara Yang and current undergraduate Margaret Lynch. The complete études in this particular format have never been performed outside of New York City.

Read the essay featured in our Glass at 80 brochure >>ProgramPHILIP GLASSEtudes for Piano, Nos. 1-20PRESENTING SPONSOR

Classical music performances are made possible by The William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust. We thank the Trustees for their visionary generosity.

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