Philip Glass’ record company Orange Mountain Music is proud to present the new release Philip Glass: SONGS by baritone Martin Achrainer and pianist Maki Namekawa. SONGS presents the world premiere recording of Philip Glass’s 1997 song-cycle SONGS OF MILAREPA about the spiritual journey of Milarepa, a Tibetan poet who lived 900 to 1,000 years ago. Martin Achrainer has quickly become a Glass specialist of a kind, having sung in multiple Glass operas including his breakthrough performance as Kepler, the title role of Glass’s 2009 grand opera. Namekawa is one of the preeminent artists working with Philip Glass today. Chose by Glass in 2014 to be the first pianist to record his Complete Piano Etudes, Namekawa has toured extensively with Glass for years and followed with acclaimed solo piano albums of his music including “The Complete Etudes,” “Mishima for Solo Piano,” and in 2019, the composer composed his “Piano Sonata” for Namekawa – all three albums available on the composer’s label Orange Mountain Music. SONGS concludes with “Three Songs for Baritone and Piano” which is a collection of songs drawn from two sources, Glass’s 1989 song opera Hydrogen Jukebox which was created with Allen Ginsberg, and two songs from Monsters of Grace, a multimedia opera created with director Robert Wilson.

World Premier Recording

Philip Glass’ Piano Sonata

Events

Ars Electronica Festival

TUE, September 7th, 2021, 8:30 PM

Opening Night “Pianographique 2021”
with realtime visualizations by Cori O’Lan
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Program :
Chick Corea : Children Songs
Nr. 4, 6, 11, 14, 16, 18 & 20

Hania Rani :
Hawaii Oslo
Glass
Luka
Eden

György Ligeti : from „Musica ricercata“
1, 3, 4 ,5, 8 & 10

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Futurelab Days : Night Performance

THU, September 9th, 2021, 8:30 PM

“Morphologies”
with realtime visualizations by Cori O’Lan
Ars Electronica Center, Deep Space 8K

Program :
Works by Chick Corea & Hania Rani

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Piano Festival “Piano City Pesaro”

SUN, September 12th, 2021, 5 PM

Philip Glass‘ Music for Piano
Anfiteatro Miralfiore
Pesaro / Italy

Program :
Philip Glass
Etude Nr. 1
Etude Nr. 12
Etude Nr. 16

from MISHIMA ( arr. for Maki Namekawa by Michael Riesman )
Mishima/ Opening
November 25: Morning
Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Award Montage
Runaway Horses

Piano Sonata
Movement I
Movement II
Movement III

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Moravian Autumn Festival

THU, October 14, 2021, 7 PM

Maki Namekawa & Cello Octet Amsterdam
works by Alan Hovhaness, Philip Glass & Vit Zouhar ( World Premiere )
Besedni Dum Hall
Brno / Czech Republic

Program :
Philip Glass : The Hours ( arr. for Cello Octet Amsterdam by Michael Riesman ) / Czech Premiere
Alan Hovhaness : Lousadzak – The Coming of Light ( arr. for Maki Namekawa & Cello Octet Amsterdam by Claire Bleumer – Cello Octet Amsterdam ) / Czech Premiere
Vit Zouhar : Undulated Waters for Piano and Cello Octet ( commissioned by the Moravian Autumn Festival, World Premiere )
Philip Glass : Dracula ( arr. for Cello Octet Amsterdam by Michael Riesman ) / Czech Premiere

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Notes

Ars Electronica Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts 2021
Ars Electronica Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts 2021

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Bösendorfer: Vienna Concert 230 VC
Bösendorfer: Vienna Concert 230 VC

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BBC Music Magazine Interview
BBC Music Magazine Interview

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Stream Concert for UCLA
Stream Concert for UCLA

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Ars Electronica Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts
Ars Electronica Home Delivery Live Stream Concerts

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Pasticcio Awards for MISHIMA
Pasticcio Awards for MISHIMA

The Ö1 - Austrian Radio Broadcast "Pasticcio" award for MISHIMA

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Philip Glass' MISHIMA @ Japanese Noh-Theater
Philip Glass' MISHIMA @ Japanese Noh-Theater

February 22, 2020 | Tokyo, Japan

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Tokyo Midtown / Ars Electronica "Dappi" Exhibition

Dappi Music Performance / February 20, 2020 / Tokyo, Japan

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Namekawa breathes this music... -> Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Review
Namekawa breathes this music... -> Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Review

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NYTimes Review
NYTimes Review

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Ars Electronica Festival 2019 | Music Monday | Press Review
Ars Electronica Festival 2019 | Music Monday | Press Review

Three very favourable reviews (in German) for the Namekawa/Davies concert as well as the Austrian Premiere of the Piano Sonata by Philip Glass

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Joe Hisaishi presents Music Future in Tokyo (25th of October, 2019)
Joe Hisaishi presents Music Future in Tokyo (25th of October, 2019)

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VIDEO: Rehearsing with Philip Glass
VIDEO: Rehearsing with Philip Glass

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Pasticcio Award for Isang Yun | Sunrise Falling
Pasticcio Award for Isang Yun | Sunrise Falling

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1 Mio. streams on iTunes of MISHIMA / Closing & a new video
1 Mio. streams on iTunes of MISHIMA / Closing & a new video

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A Flypast of Musical Minimalism
A Flypast of Musical Minimalism

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Latest Recordings

Igor Stravinsky

Symphony of Psalms

Maki Namekawa, Dennis Russell Davies, arranged by Dmitri Shostakovich

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Philip Glass

The Complete Piano Etudes

Maki Namekawa

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Philip Glass

Mishima

Maki Namekawa, arranged by Michael Riesman

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Arvo Pärt

Lamentate – These Words…

Bruckner Orchester Linz
conducted by Dennis Russell Davies
Maki Namekawa, Piano

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Edition Klavier-Festival Ruhr

Philip Glass Piano Music

Four Movements for Two Pianos, Etudes for Piano, The Hours
Maki Namekawa, Dennis Russel Davies

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Philip Glass, Steve Reich

Music 4 Hands

Performed on two pianos by Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies

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