Philip Glass: Prophecies (Music from Einstein on the Beach & Koyaanisqatsi)
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||Einstein on the Beach: Trial||Anton Batagov||27:30||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Koyaanisqatsi : Prophecies||Anton Batagov||9:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Einstein on the Beach: Night Train||Anton Batagov||20:16||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||Einstein on the Beach: Knee Plays No.5||Anton Batagov||9:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
In this heavy-hitting collection, Russian pianist Anton Batagov has assembled some of Philip Glass’ most powerful moments from opera and film, arranging them for solo piano. The groundbreaking polyphony of pieces like “Night Train” from Glass’ postmodern Einstein on the Beach sounds precise and crystalline under Batagov’s fingers.
Rinse, wash, repeat
I am uncertain what the purpose was to transcribe excerpts of ealier Glass works for solo piano. Whatever orchestral colors the origionals may have had is washed over in a blur of monotonos arpeggios. -Bz
Nice try Norman
This album is brilliant. Once again Norman Boolez signs on just to trash another quality Glass album. Once and for all, move out of your parents basement and get a grip. This album is a wonderful piano adaptation of music...originally for the Philip Glass Ensemble (winds and keyboards) not "orchestra" as Norm says. Batagov adeptly adapts the music to piano and there are many times where it sounds as if there are three or four hands playing. Amazing...beautiful.