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Album Review

Glauco Venier: Miniatures

Read "Miniatures" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Italian pianist Glauco Venier presents a delicate program of “Music for piano and percussion" on his first solo album for ECM. The approach came out of music Venier made for a documentary film about sculptor Giorgio Celiberti, which involved piano plus playing on “sonorous sculptures" (metal sculptures designed to also have sound qualities). For this recording additional sculptures by Harry Bertoja were added, plus gongs and bells. The percussion is used in different ways. The soft metallic clanging ...


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