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The Etudes

 
 
Dec 5—Dec 6, 2014
 
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LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
 
BAM Howard Gilman Opera House
RUN TIME: 2hrs 30min (with intermission)
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The Complete Piano Etudes by Philip Glass

In 1994, Philip Glass resolved to become a better pianist, setting to work on a series of short compositions that would help him hone his skills at the keyboard. Two decades in the making, his 20 exquisite etudes[1] have recently been completed, standing as a record of one man’s deeply personal relationship to his instrument and an embodiment of his evolving style[2].

In this rare assemblage of talents, Glass is joined by nine other pianists—maverick composers Nico Muhly and Timo Andres; new music champion Bruce Levingston; stalwart Glass interpreters Maki Namekawa and Sally Whitwell; iconoclastic composer Anton Batagov; jazz prodigy Aaron Diehl; Grammy-nominated composer-conductor Tania León; and classical virtuoso Jenny Lin—to perform these works in their entirety.

Light design by Jennifer Tipton

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