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Etudes 2023

November 7, 2023: Philip Glass Piano Etudes published by Artisan Books is now available online and at your local bookstore.

About the book: Philip Glass Piano Etudes is a one-of-a-kind tribute to Philip Glass’ 20 piano etudes. A deluxe boxed gift set, it was designed as an heirloom to be cherished by music lovers, piano students and players, and anyone attuned to contemporary culture, savored for its beauty and insights, and, of course, explored at the keyboard. It includes the complete etudes, 1 through 20, plus a hardcover book, Studies in Time: Essays on the Music of Philip Glass. Each etude has been newly engraved and each is printed on oversize heavy stock and sewn-bound into individual folios. In Studies in Time, artists and writers including Alice Waters, Angélique Kidjo, Ira Glass, Justin Peck, Laurie Anderson, Martin Scorsese, Nico Muhly, Pico Iyer, and others reflect on the music, the art of composition, the meaning of practice, and so much more.

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To celebrate the Etudes, Pomegranate Arts has produced a series of evenings of music, dance, and exploration of the Etudes:

November 5: Etudes Discussion and performance with Timo Andres and John Schaefer, Chicago Humanities Festival

November 19-20: The Complete Piano Etudes, Lincoln Center, NYC More Info

November 28 – December 10: Dancing With Glass, Etudes set to dance, Joyce Theater, NYC More Info

Additional events to be announced

Listen along to the Etudes with recordings from Orange Mountain Music, Philip Glass’ record label. While the Etudes were originally written for piano, they have been explored and reinterpreted on different instruments and mediums. Enjoy the sonic landscape of The Etudes.