A treasure island of piano music — Spiegel Online
The Grand Piano label continues to uncover gems of the piano repertoire. — Fanfare

Nicolas Horvarth’s Glassworlds Marathon at the Philharmonie de Paris

Over the course of 12 hours, beginning in the evening of 1 October, NICOLAS HORVATH presented the complete piano works of Philip Glass in chronological order at one of his famous epic recital marathons at the Philharmonie de Paris. This was a touching tribute from one pianist to another, conveying Horvath’s deep regard for the works of one of the most influential musicians of the 20th and 21st centuries.

The whole recital was capped by an hour of standing ovation, and nine encores from Nicolas, which includes works by Glass (Etudes, etc.), Satie (Gnossienne 13), Jaan Rääts (Radio 4), and Scriabin (Vers la Flamme).

The fifth volume in our series of Philip Glass' piano works on Grand Piano was released this month (GP745). The programme includes Mad Rush, the revised version of Metamorphosis II, 600 Lines, and an arrangement of the Simon and Garfunkel hit The Sound of Silence.