Philip Glass Etude No 17 – Maki Namekawa Solo Piano

20. May 2015 by Maki | Comments Off

Maki Namekawa performs Philip Glass’s Etude No.17 for Solo Piano

In 1994, Philip Glass resolved to become a better pianist, setting to work on a series of short compositions that would help him hone his skills at the keyboard.

Maki Namekawa – “who totally became one with the music”
(The Guardian) – is the only pianist who dares this mammoth undertaking.

Two decades in the making, his 20 exquisite etudes have recently been completed, standing as a record of one man s deeply personal relationship to his instrument and an embodiment of his evolving style. Continue Reading →

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