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The cyclical soundworld that American composer Philip Glass inhabits is beautifully translated to the keyboard in this absorbing CD couplet. British pianist Jeremy Limb curates an interesting programme that includes transcriptions from Satyagraha, Akhaten and Einstein on the Beach, as well as the Metamorphosis series and Modern Love Waltz. Music from the darkly claustrophobic soundtrack to Stephen Daldry’s film The Hours takes up much of the first disc and is superbly realised by Limb, who possesses a sharp sense of the sequencing and never falters under the rhythmic demands. Limb’s percussive approach is ideally suited to this music. Glass’s output continues to divide music lovers and confuse academics – Limb achieves a rare stillness amid the repetitive and restless rhythms that will win over critics.

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