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Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival continues its 51st season with a Saturday, August 12, performance at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse with the Icelandic star pianist Víkingur Ólafsson. Making his Mostly Mozart debut, Ólafsson will perform Bach's Partita No. 6, as well as Etudes by Philip Glass, with whom Ólafsson has collaborated closely. This year marks Glass's 80th birthday and Ólafsson's celebrated with a debut album on Deutsche Grammophon presenting selections of Philip Glass's Piano Etudes. Ólafsson's fascination with reinterpreting the Piano Etudesgrew as he toured and performed the works with Glass himself. "On the surface, they seem to be filled with repetitions. But the more one plays and thinks about them, the more their narratives seem to travel along in a spiral," he explains. "My approach to each of the etudes is to enable the listener to create his or her own personal space of reflection."

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