Maki Namekawa, piano
Over a long period of 20 years, Philip Glass’s twenty exquisite piano etudes not only came into being for his own practice (with the aim of becoming a better pianist), but also for having a repertoire for his own solo performances as a pianist. In this respect, they are completely in the tradition of the classical concert etude. Glass convincingly transients the genus of the past to the present with its characteristic musical language. Maki Namekawa presents here for the first time also the second book of the piano etudes (No. 11-20) by Glass on recording.