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The piano etudes of Philip Glass were, like 19th century examples of the form, technical studies. Glass, in fact, wrote them over two decades as a way of improving his own piano skills. Yet they are also, like Chopin's etudes, little compositional studies that establish a set of parameters and explore it in a basic way. They offer an excellent way to come to grips with Glass' musical language, and they reveal the personalities of their performers more than do most of his other compositions. Icelandic pianist VŪkingur ...

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  1. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Opening
  2. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 9
  3. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 2
  4. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 6
  5. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 5
  6. Etudes for piano, Vol. 2: No. 14
  7. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 2
  8. Etudes for piano, Vol. 2: No. 13
  9. Etudes for piano, Vol. 2: No. 15
  10. Etudes for piano, Vol. 1: No. 3
  11. Etudes for piano, Vol. 2: No. 18
  12. Etudes for piano, Vol. 2: No. 20
  13. Glassworks, pieces (6) for chamber ensemble or piano: Opening
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