[Grand Piano GP677] GLASS Piano Works and Transcriptions: How Now (Nicolas Horvath)

Nicolas Horvath, piano

Edited images: Nikolai Westgarth

Promovideo #2 “How Now”

“Every new musical language requires new performance skills,” asserted Philip Glass when he introduced ‘How Now’. It was composed in 1968, when Glass “was beginning to work in a highly reductive, repetitive style that made most of the musicians who encountered it very angry. They wanted nothing to do with it.” ‘How Now’ requires a phenomenal degree of virtuosity, stamina, structural sensitivity and a relaxed quality recalling certain kinds of jazz. Its structure is influenced by Indian ragas and gamelan music with decidedly non-Western rhythmic changes.

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