Introduction

Welcome!

by Deutsche Grammophon | February 24, 2017

Welcome to Víkingur Ólafsson's videoblog, in which he speaks about his new album of piano works by Philip Glass.

Introduction

Excerpts from etudes nos. 5, 6 & 15

by Deutsche Grammophon | February 24, 2017

Before we get into Víkingur talking about the album, watch a short video of him performing short excerpts of the etudes nos. 5, 15 & 6 - in that order. They give an indication of what to expect from this album of selected Philip Glass piano works.

Webisode #1

A few words about the album in general

by Deutsche Grammophon | February 24, 2017

Víkingur explains in this first blog post how he feels that his selection of etudes by Philip Glass for this album for him reflect the essence of Philip Glass' music.

Webisode #2

The essence of Philip Glass' music

by Deutsche Grammophon | March 10, 2017

In this post Víkingur Ólafsson talks about what he feels is the essence of Glass' music, referring to the music of the first work on the album, "Opening" from Glassworks.

Webisode #3

How Víkingur Ólafsson became a pianist

by Deutsche Grammophon | March 17, 2017

In this week's post Víkingur Ólafsson tells the charming story of how he came to be a pianist.

Webisode #4

More about Víkingur Ólafsson

by Deutsche Grammophon | March 24, 2017

This week we have 5 video clips for you in which we sought to unlock some personal details about this exciting new pianist in our DG family.

  • 15 Rapid Fire Questions...

    ...with no time to think about the answers! March 24, 2017
  • First Recording for DG

    How Víkingur feels about making his debut for DG. March 24, 2017
  • His First Purchased Album

    What was the first album Víkingur ever bought. March 24, 2017
  • Role Models

    Who have been Víkingur's role models. March 24, 2017

Webisode #5

A story about the man & composer Philip Glass

by Deutsche Grammophon | March 31, 2017

Víkingur's final blog post is to tell a story about the man and composer Philip Glass following a concert they made together on the day of Glass' 77th birthday.

Performance

Performances - Etudes nos. 5, 13 & 14

by Deutsche Grammophon | April 07, 2017

Watch 3 full performances by Víkingur Ólafsson of Etudes from the album

  • Etude no.5

    April 07, 2017
  • Etude no.13

    April 07, 2017
  • Etude no.14

    April 07, 2017