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If I like Philip Glass' Metamorphosis, what else will I like?
Apologies if this thread pops up twice.
Peter Broderick and Nils Frahm and Ludovico Einaudi
If you like it a bit more than just one piano(synthesizer in this case) listen to Music in Twelve Parts by Glass, it'll take you somewhere else.
All of this is on Spotify btw
it;s pure beauty in a piece of music.
This is one of my favourite pieces of music ever written.
was gonna be my first choice too. Almost no one knows this one it seems
not that obscure
Always thought it would be great closing titles stuff. Definitely one of my favourite pieces :)
sleep furiously. among other aphex twin tracks.
He's got so much there's bound to be stuff you like -
I was going to say, the Gymnopedies, if you like solo piano :)
and other piano pieces by him
One of the most beautiful solo piano releases I've heard and the one i've listened to most this year. You can stream it here: http://scediosrecords.bandcamp.com/
Some other stuff that's worth checking out too:
Peter Broderick's Docile
Yuki Murata - Films (also a member of the brilliant Anoice)
Rachel Grimes of post rock band Rachels put out a solo piano album last year called Book of Leaves which is well worth a listen.
Dustin O'Halloran - Piano Solos Vol 2
Craig Armstrong - Piano Works
Yuki Murata's albums are wonderful.
Le Lendemain (combination of the two)
Max Richter (although I saw him mentioned in the radio times the other day, so you probably know who he is)
Ian Hawgood - Slow Films in Low Light is amazing.
You Are My Symphony (courtesy of KiK, this free album: http://exileonmoanstreet.blogspot.com/2009/08/you-are-my-symphonic-afternoon-birds-of.html
Leyland Kirby uses loads of solo piano.
beautiful, barely-there stuff
Brilliant album, completely free too! GET IT
He knew precisely how a piano can sound. THE undisputed master of the ivories.
Eluvium - An Accidental Memory in the Case of Death. Really pretty stuff.
That album is one of my all time favourites.
Great thread by the way, gonna check out a lot of this.
Not all entirely solo piano, but god it's good.
Fratres/Tabula Rasa: http://open.spotify.com/album/2oFjVtbJ4pNE1oRu5nMZeq
Spiegel Im Spiegel/Für Alina: http://open.spotify.com/album/1wkqPUdNQ1LOUzxthKmr9M
Special mention for his work as Goldmund - 'The Malady of Elegance' is a particularly gorgeous album.
I saw him play at the union chapel last year it was simply beautiful!
Corduroy Road is a better album in my opinion though :)
"My Favourite Instrument"
but I adore George Winston, or at least his first album, Autumn. Don't let the New Age label put you off.
Other than that, I'll echo others and say Satie (just get the Naxos Piano Works selection) and Keith Jarrett (get anything).
That said, if you want something more in line with the Philip Glass, maybe try more from the minimalist school. Terry Riley's The Harp of New Albion is a good choice for solo piano. La Monte Young is also an obvious choice.
And if you haven't heard Glassworks by Philip Glass, it's what got me into the fella, well worth a listen
from his remix album (same title), it's really melodic but shifts tempo and gets really propulsive. Also, the last track on the album, 'April #19' layers the piano with more effects but is similarly awesome and the pair make great bookends to the album. Maybe a couple of pieces on his 'April #02' album as well.
Midori Hirano has done some piano sketches that are lovely too, I don't have the titles to hand but I think they're just named 'Spring' and 'Summer'.
And Yuki Murata from Anoice does some great solo piano work, really beautiful, minimalist tracks:
Oh, and Rachel Grimes of Rachel's has brought out a solo album, which is predictably wonderful.
Good thread, I'm looking forward to checking most of these out very soon.
schuberts impromptu opus 90 no3
rachmaninov prelude in G minor
and another chopin nocturne
I'm shocked at you guys!