Philip Glass has made an immense and stylistically wide-ranging contribution to piano repertoire. The Orphée Suite, a transcription of excerpts from the first opera in Glass’ Cocteau Trilogy, is one of his most distinctive piano pieces, blending virtuosity and melodic richness. In contrast, the hypnotic How Now is structurally influenced by Indian ragas and gamelan music, whilst Dreaming Awake contains one of the most powerful climaxes in all Glass’ works. Performed by Nicolas Horvath, a Scriabin Competition first prizewinner, this is the first release in the complete Glass solo piano edition which will include many premières.
01. I. Opening Orphee Suite (arr. Paul Barnes) 02. I. The Cafe 03. II. Orphee's Bedroom 04. III. Journey to the Underworld 05. IV. Orphee and the Princess 06. V. Return to Orphee's House 07. VI. Orphee's Return 08. VII. Orphee's Bedroom - Reprise 09. Dreaming Awake 10. How Now