For many years, the only available piano etudes of Philip Glass’ were numbers one through ten. Now, Glass has finished the long-awaited etudes 11-20. Fans of Glass or of minimalist composition in general will soon be able to own a new recording of all 20 etudes by pianist Maki Namekawa. If you preorder the album through iTunes, you will be able to, as each pre-release week progresses, hear two new etudes weekly until the complete album is ready on Thanksgiving week.
“Etude No. 16”:
The Complete Piano Etudes‘s November 25th release is through Glass’ own Orange Mountain label.
The video above follows the Halloween release of Namekawa’s video performance of “Etude No. 13”, which you can view below: