Program #2248

New music for piano is offered up on this edition of New Sounds, which features several “minimalist” pieces, including music by Dutch composer Simeon Ten Holt, whose music relies not only on repetition, but also an absence of time. There’ll be selections from Michael Nyman’s soundtrack to “The Piano” along with some of Philip Glass’ “Etudes for Piano”, from his recent release on Orange Mountain Music. Plus, piano works by Robert Samarotto, from his Little Piano Book, and more.

PROGRAM # 2248, 4 Views of the Piano (First aired on Thurs. 2/12/04)





Philip Glass

Etudes for Piano, Vol. 1

Etude #2 [4:30]
Etude #6 [5:30]

Orange Mounatin Music #009*** or

Michael Nyman

The Piano (soundtrack)

The Heart Asks Pleasure First [2:00]
A Wild and Distant Shore [3:30]
The Promise [5:30]
The Sacrifice [4:30]

Virgin #88274**
Available at*

Robert Samarotto & Zeitgeist

WNYC Live, Jan. 1991

Little Piano Book [15:30]

Not commercially available.

Simeon Ten Holt

Canto Ostinato

Excerpt [9:00]

Emergo #3944 Emergo#EC-3944
More info at

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