New Generations:The Etudes of Philip Glass and Music of the Next Generation

New Generations is the twelvth CD release for pianist Paul Barnes.

A champion of new music, Barnes celebrates twenty years of collaboration with Philip Glass. The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music.

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Program Notes

To celebrate twenty years of collaboration with composer Philip Glass, I created a program and recording that offers a unique juxtapostion of Glass's newly published etudes with a new generation of younger composers. This recording, produced by Glass's label Orange Mountain Music, features a selection of Glass's etudes with works by N. Lincoln Hanks, Lucas Floyd, Jason Bahr, Ivan Moody, Zack Stanton, and Jonah Gallagher. The sonic result is a breathtaking panorama of the energetic and expressive landscape that is twenty-first century piano music.

Reviews

"Pianists of Barnes's great technique and musicality are a boon to new music"
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"Barnes is a reflective and musical pianist whopays attention to every note in Glass's music and makes it speak."
American Record Guide review of New Generations, June/July 2016

"His rhythmic playing and technical agility shine throughout"
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016

"This disc provides further proof of Barnes's ability to communicate new music with flair and passion, lavishing as much care and attention on the music of the 'new generation' as he does on the minimalist master."
Gramophone review of New Generations, June 2016