The American Virtuoso – Paul Barnes
Music by Philip Glass, Samuel Barber & Joan Tower


Orange Mountain Music OMM0036


Philip Glass
Piano Concerto No.2 (After Lewis and Clark)

1. The Vision (11:39)
2. Sacagawea (10:32)
3. The Land (8:55)

Samuel Barber
4. Nocturne Op.33 (3:57)
5. Ballade, Op.46 (6:58)
Sonata for Piano, Op.26
6. Allegro energico (7:24)
7. Allegro vivace e leggero (2:17)
8. Adagio mesto (6:34)
9. Fuga: Allegro con spirito (5:13)

Joan Tower
From No Longer Very Clear

10. Holding a Daisy (4:15)
11. Or like a….an engine (3:24)


The American Virtuoso presents a recital by American pianist Paul Barnes. Orange Mountain Music releases this new disc of virtuosic piano music by American composers including the world premiere recording of Barnes’ transcription of Philip Glass’ “Piano Concerto No.2.” Also featured on this recording is Samuel Barber’s landmark “Sonata” and the haunting “Ballade” & Nocturne.” Rounding out the disc are two pieces by American composer Joan Tower from her work “No Longer Very Clear.”

Release Date: February 2008


Executive producers for Orange Mountain Music:
Philip Glass, Kurt Munkacsi and Don Christensen

For Orange Mountain Music: Richard Guerin

Design: Lissi Sigillo

Philip Glass music is published by Dunvagen Music Publishers – ASCAP



Piano Concerto No. 2