Regarding Glass playing No 2 which, according to my own iTunes account, is the piece of music I listen to most often: I should qualify my disappointment at hearing my favorite composer play perhaps my favorite piece of music.
But there is something sweet, if melancholy, in seeing Glass slow down a little as he approaches No matter how much I may admire Glass as a performer, his legacy will be primarily as a composer. Indeed, he composes precisely so that Muhly and Diehl and others can perform his work, in ways technically and artistically different than he ever could, but also performers not yet born. And so, his work will outlast not just his hands and the hands of the pianists playing them this weekend, but my own ears, too — and yours.
Classical music Nico Muhly reviews. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. The "little two-note chords on each beat in the right hand" should be released "as soon as they've been played. Kogosowski reports that even "the imposingly powerful Sviatoslav Richter , who possessed the most awesome technical equipment of any pianist in the world, would quake before this tiny piece.
In the course of this study the chromatic scale and the two-note accompaniment chords appear in all kinds of permutations given to the right to the left and to both hands simultaneously. The first one is for the left hand alone while the popular second one, Ignis Fatuus will-o'-the-wisp , is an exercise in polyrhythm superimposing Chopin's right-hand part transposed to the left hand with triplet two-note chords in the right hand.
The result sounds much faster than the actual tempo which is M. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Max Hesses Verlag, , p. Polskie Wydawnictwo Muzyczne, Chopin Etudes for the Piano, page The Man and His Music. Charles Scribner's Sons, Max Hesses Verlag, Probst, , reprint Kistner, , No. Bruno Cassirer, , p. This name will appear next to your review.
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