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Metamorphosis

Philip Glass - Metamorphosis (1988)

I made this record using an old amazing (one of my favorite instrument actually) Steinway & Sons model O grand piano. (Steinway officially stopped production of the Model O in 1924, but I guess this one was built around 1925-1926 according to serial number)

 

"Metamorphosis One" – 00:00

"Metamorphosis Two" – 06:54

"Metamorphosis Three" – 13:59

"Metamorphosis Four" – 19:09

"Metamorphosis Five" – 26:29

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"Metamorphosis", refers to and was inspired by the 1915 short story The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. While all pieces were written in 1988, some were written for a staging of Metamorphosis, while others were for a documentary film called The Thin Blue Line directed by Errol Morris.

"Metamorphosis One" is played in an episode of Battlestar Galactica by Kara "Starbuck" Thrace. Within the narrative, her father composed and performed the piece. It is also played in the series finale of Person of Interest, Return 0. "Metamorphosis Two" formed the basis of one of the main musical themes in the film The Hours. It is also the song that the American rock band Pearl Jam uses as their introduction music to concerts.

Mozart's Twenty-First

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor Edo de Waart and pianist Ronald Brautigam perform one of Mozarts most beloved works: his highly melodic 'Piano Concerto No. 21'.

 

On the musical program:

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart - Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major, K. 467

 

The musicians:

The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra

Edo de Waart [conductor]

Ronald Brautigam [piano]

 

Recording: Friday the 25th of January 2019, live in TivoliVredenburg in Utrecht. This concert is part of the classical concert series AVROTROS Friday Concert.

Music from The Hours

Philip Glass - Music from The Hours | Live & Complete | Arranged for piano solo by Michael Riesman and Nico Muhly.

 

 0:00  The Poet Acts

 3:39  Morning Passages

 8:32  Something She Has to Do

11:00 I'm Going to Make a Cake

14:08 An Unwelcome Friend

17:51 Dead Things

22:23 Why Does Someone Have to Die?

25:58 Tearing Herself Away

30:13 Escape!

33:05 Choosing Life

36:05 The Hours

 

The Hours is the original soundtrack album, on the Elektra/Nonesuch label, of the 2002 film The Hours, starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep and Julianne Moore. The original score was composed by Philip Glass.

Daniil does Rach Three

Daniil Trifonov performs Sergei Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor opus 30 with the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France conducted by Myung-Whun Chung. Live recording on June 19, 2015 at the Philharmonie de Paris.

 

01:20 1st movement : Allegro ma non troppo

20:02 2nd movement : Intermezzo Adagio

31:09 3rd movement : Finale Alla breve

 

Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto is one of the most challenging works of the piano repertoire. Despite the seeming simplicity of the first theme, it requires a great virtuosity from the performers, especially for the cadenza in the first movement. After playing it for the first time in a concert on 1909, Rachmaninov himself couldn’t play any other piece, because his fingers were suffering.

 

More concerts on : https://www.francemusique.com/concerts

Hammerklavier

Jeremy Denk: Beethoven Sonata No 29 in B flat Major, Op 106, “Hammerklavier”

WQXR's Beethoven Piano Sonata Marathon, which took place in The Greene Space on Nov. 20, 2011 featured a lineup which spanned a range of personalities and national schools. It included the flamboyant individualists Evan Shinners and Timothy Andres; the Russian powerhouses Daria Rabotkina and Natasha Paremski; and the Chinese up-and-comers Qi Xu and Yuchong Wu. Some, including Jeremy Denk, Jonathan Biss and Alessio Bax, are already boldface names on the international concert circuit; others are on their way.