No show off intend with this post. I simply try to , like i did with my Liszt - Christus album , to centralise the review for a real practical reason.
Unfortunately my website "review" section is very exaustive , but ... not very practical.
I hope in this way, it will be then way easier for everyone
RHAPSODY - TOP 10 CLASSICAL ALBUMS, APRIL 2015
Nicolas Horvath has launched the first volume of a planned series, Glassworlds, with an album that includes a buoyant performance of Glass' Orphee Suite.
Seth Colter Walls (Rhapsody.com)
Die technische Herausforderung an den Pianisten ist gewaltig, bereitet aber dem monegassischen Pianisten Nicolas Horvath keine Probleme. Seine Virtuosität ist stupend
Remy Franck (Pizzicato.lu)
Glassworlds I promises to be a comprehensive look at the whole of Philip Glass’ piano art. Horvath takes great care in his articulation of the volume dynamics of the piece, treating the music gently were required and with muscle where appropriate. It will be a treat to hear what is on Glassworlds 2.
C. Michael Bailey (All About Jazz, April 2015)
Un disque magistral, éblouissant, fort intelligemment conçu de manière non chronologique pour présenter toute la diversité de l’œuvre de Philip Glass, ce jeune compositeur de plus de 87 ans. La rencontre d’un immense compositeur et d’un non moins immense pianiste, qu’on se le dise ! Sans oublier le piano, un Fazioli, à la musicalité exceptionnelle !!
Glass was to embrace every genre, though as he composes at the piano, he has contributed much for keyboard. Certainly an acquired taste, but one which you have to become acquainted, the opening of Glassworks having a delicacy that reminds one of Debussy. With jazz introducing a different slant to the opening of the suite from Orphee, this too largely relies on quiet nuances. The opera, from which it is taken, points to Glass’s quite considerable and critically acclaimed contribution to the stage. The ‘hard nut’ to crack, for those just coming to Glass, will be How Now, a score that lasts for over thirty minutes, its highly repetitive nature requiring the French-born pianist, Nicolas Horvath, to breath life into it. Basically the music does not demand a prodigious technique, though the ability to shade music with an infinite number of sounds is a prime requisite. Here we have such remarkably smooth crescendos and diminuendos, you would almost construe they were electronically created. The engineering is excellent.
David Denton (David’s Review Corner)
Inutile donc de vous commenter les qualités d’interprétation de Nicolas Horvath, un pianiste qui semble ici complètement et parfaitement « chez lui » avec cette musique dans laquelle il met beaucoup de sa sensibilité personnelle.
On this all-Philip Glass album, young pianist Horvath has the honor of giving the recorded premiere of « Dreaming Awake, » a pleasant 2003 piece that breaks no new ground. Much more interesting is his take on Glass’ « How Now, » which dates from 1968. Glass himself once played this uber-minimalist opus with a brittle, buzz-saw synth — though Horvath goes in the other direction, managing to sound both nervy and graceful on a resonant grand piano. And while his teasingly languorous performance of the Orphee Suite flirts with lassitude, he keeps the work’s essential momentum going.
Seth Colter Walls (Rhapsody.com)
Nicolas Horvath brings as much care and sensitivity to the piano version of How Now…as to the much more dramatic Dreaming Awake…
Infodad.com (March 2015)
…there is no shortage of excitement in […] performances.
As a result, my greatest pleasure come from Horvath’s performance of Barnes’ suite based on Glass’ opera.
…Horvath […] bring[s] an accessibility to Glass’ music that affirms that his years of youthful provocation have long passed.
Stephen Smoliar (Examiner.com)
Top 100 Classical - Fastest Selling Classical CDs April 23, 2015 : GlassWorlds #19
Philip Glass’ Klavierwerke sind bei Horvath also in den besten Händen, denn in seiner Persönlichkeit vereinen sich spieltechnische Könnerschaft und das gewisse Quäntchen Pop-Feeling, das man für Glass’ minimalistische Klanglandschaften eben auch benötigt.