Buywell Classic Music logo Australia's Classic Music CD Store 
All prices in Australian dollars (excl. GST).
For Australian customers only - GST is added at checkout.
Credit card charges are made when orders are despatched, not before.

Buywell Just Classical second logo

 General searches

  Quick search 
  Cat. No. search 
  Advanced search 

 Global searches

 • Search by artist
 • Search by composer
 • Search by conductor
 • Search by orchestra

 Latest additions

 • Australian labels
 • International labels

 Australian Eloquence

 • Eloquence home page

 Australian / NZ Labels
 • ABC Classics
 • Jade / Revolve
 • Melba Recordings
 • Move Records
 • Tall Poppies
 • Walsingham Classics

 A/NZ Artists & Composers

 • Australian/NZ Artists
 • Aust./NZ Composers

 International Labels

 • Labels - see below right
 • Series -see below right


 • All DVDs
 • Blu-ray DVDs
 • SACDs

 Other browses

 • Browse by Category
 • Browse by Instrument
 • For the young


 • Your Security
 • Shipping & Tax
 • Currency Conversion
 • G.S.T. (Australia only)

This site is


Glass: Etudes for Piano - Whitwell
Glass: Etudes for Piano - Whitwell (ABC Classics 4816592)
SKU: 16687
AU $24.30

Label: ABC Classics Cat. No.: 4816592 Medium: CD No. Discs: 2

Sally Whitwell won the ARIA Award in her native Australia for her last album of Philip Glass' music and the Etudes are his definitive work: over two hours of music for solo piano.

Here, pianist Sally Whitwell returns to the music of minimalist master Philip Glass in her latest album on ABC Classics, presenting a monumental and immersive journey for solo piano.

In 2011, Whitwell won the ARIA Award for Best Classical Album for her collection of Glass? music Mad Rush. Since then, her relationship with the composer has deepened, centring around the Etudes - his largest and most significant work for solo piano. After hearing Mad Rush, in 2013 Glass asked Whitwell to give the world-premiere of the Etudes, alongside the composer, at the Perth International Arts Festival; he subsequently invited her to perform them again in New York and Los Angeles. This album is a result of that close collaboration.

The Etudes - 20 in all, collected together into two Books - were written over the course of two decades between 1991 and 2012, and chart the musical development of one of the most significant composers of our generation. "In the beginning of the series, we hear something much closer to the angry young man, rebelling against the academic musical establishment by writing and performing his signature repetitive structures that pull you into an unique meditative space (if you let them). By the end of the series we hear a much more peaceful, pragmatic human." Whitwell suggests.

The music is deeply personal for Whitwell, too, who memorised every note of the ninety-minute set. She recalls the first time playing to Glass, the two of them alone in the room: "He listened politely, then gave me a one-man round of applause at the end. Your playing has real poetry in it, he said. I remember thinking at that moment I can now die happy!".

The album was recorded by Tonmeister Virginia Read, who won the ARIA Award for Best Engineer for her previous collaboration with Sally Whitwell.

Artists: Sally Whitwell (piano)
Composers: Philip Glass

PHILIP GLASS (born 1937)

Etudes for Solo Piano

CD 1:
Book 1 Etudes Nos. 110

CD 2:
Book 2 Etudes Nos. 1120

Medium: CD
No. of Discs: 2
SKU #: 16687
Label: ABC Classics
Catalog #: 4816592
Price: AU $24.30   

© Copyright Buywell 1998-2013. All rights reserved.

Similar titles
  A few more titles on the ABC Classics label, of which there are 535 entries in our catalogue.


476 4520 Water (ABC Classics CD)
Price:  AU $23.925
More Info  buy now
Full list of
ABC Classics

Mell-O-Tones Song Book

476 6328 Mell-O-Tones Song Book (ABC Classics CD)
Price:  AU $36.31
More Info  buy now
Full list of
ABC Classics