Soaring in from Los Angeles, California, is an award-winning pianist and classical music artist Anna Goryacheva, sharing her bold new single, "Etude No. 9."
With such a brilliant recording and the decision to explore contemporary repertoire, Anna Goryacheva has shown the industry that classical music will always have a place in the modern world. Her deep musical expression and the emotional power of her piano playing are a breath of fresh air.
Anna Goryacheva's forthcoming debut album, 'SUMMER NIGHTS,' will feature the music of Chopin, Satie, Rachmaninoff, Debussy, Liszt, and Glass. Listeners can hear Goryacheva's broad musical influences on her latest single, "Etude No. 9," a sparkling and gripping musical experience that we could listen to time and again.
Expanding on the new single, "Etude No. 9," the performance begins with a fluttery and bright piano arrangement that slowly paints into bright and colorful surroundings, taking us through an invigorating, stunningly expressive interpretation of Philip Glass’ music. Goryacheva perfectly balances the calming flow in the accompaniment against deep and resonant chords in the melody. She effectively conveys the momentum and drive of the composition, showing much attention to details and nuances in her interpretation.
Before we know it, Anna Goryacheva grabs the listener's attention and transitions into a middle section that throws us into the emotional depths of love and loss.
The piece is meditating and minimalistic in its style, and we hear Anna Goryacheva's broad musical influences shine through significantly as she ramps up the energy towards the end of the piece to change the entire mood and atmosphere within seconds. The introspective and calming outro closes the piece with profound emotion, just as gripping as it is ethereal.
Experience the stunning, emotional performance of Anna Goryacheva with her latest dynamic single, "Etude No. 9," now available on all digital streaming platforms.
Welcome to BuzzMusic Anna Goryacheva! We're so pleased to have you with us today! Your talent is really something special and it's showcased all over this beautiful instrumental "Etude No.9." What sparks the first idea to start creating something this special?
Thank you so much for having me! As a classical pianist, I often work more with composers from the past era (Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven, and the like) than with living ones. My new single is a beautiful instrumental track composed by one of the most influential musicians of the twenty-first century, American composer Philip Glass, best known for his minimalist compositions. I am happy I discovered a new path in classical piano music; it is essential for me as an artist to try something that I have never performed before, as experimenting with new styles is important for my artistic development.
Why did you decide to record this particular piece and how did Philip Glass influence you to bring this record to life?
Now that I’ve performed music of composers from the past and living ones, I have discovered how infinitely flexible contemporary composers are and how open they are to exploring new paths in music. Once I found this work, I was amazed at how it slowly escalates and envelopes you; it resonated with me immediately.
We love this record's emotion behind it, what gets you creatively flowing when trying to create a masterpiece like this? Can you elaborate more on your personal creative process?
This particular piece, Etude No. 9, put me in a hypnotic, meditative mood, which I have never experienced performing traditional ‘classical’ music. Recording this piece was an artistic experiment, and I’m passionate about highlighting the work of Philip Glass. It is a pleasure to discover and perform modern music and celebrate its beauty.
As an instrumental track, it leaves a lot open to interpretation. What do you picture when listening to the final version of this track and why?
Yes, when you hear one of Philip Glass' etudes, you'll probably come up with your own picture. The Philip Glass etudes' texture is like peering into an ample space; I would even call it a universe. From a distance, you can sense the atmosphere, mood, and the colors of the harmonies. The best part about Glass' etudes, in general, is that they lend themselves to endless metaphors, and "Etude No 9" is one of them. I felt very free and open in terms of interpretation, and as an artist, I enjoyed this freedom of being creative while performing this piece, as I could fully express myself. This piece is based on repetitive sounds and rhythms, an excellent example of Glass/ minimalist style; its simplicity and emotion behind it reflect today’s uncertain times.
Highlights of my upcoming season include featuring works by Philip Glass, my upcoming single, “I'm going to make a cake”, - and wonderful music from “The Hours” soundtrack is set to release on May 7th. Also, I am currently recording my debut solo album, Summer Nights, which is built around the works of Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Satie, and Debussy; you can expect it to be released this summer.