Philip Glass – Solo Piano (1989) CBS

Solo Piano (1989) is an album of piano music composed and performed by Philip Glass. It was produced by Kurt Munkácsi.

The title of five of the seven tracks, “Metamorphosis”, refers to and was inspired by the 1915 short story The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. While all pieces were written in 1988, some were written for a staging of Metamorphosis, while others were for a documentary film called The Thin Blue Line directed by Errol Morris. “Mad Rush” was written in 1979 and is based on an earlier organ piece; it was later used by the choreographer Lucinda Childs. The title of the last composition is a reference to Allen Ginsberg’s poem Wichita Vortex Sutra, and was composed, in collaboration with Ginsberg, for both a reading and recording of the poem.

01. Metamorphosis One
02. Metamorphosis Two
03. Metamorphosis Three
04. Metamorphosis Four
05. Metamorphosis Five
06. Mad Rush
07. Wichita Sutra Vortex

All tracks composed and arranged by Philip Glass.



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