The Turner Etudes (2020)

Track Listing: 

18 Studies From The Later Sketchbooks of J.M.W. Turner (1841–1845)

1. I. 1:38 
2. II. 2:51 
3. III. 2:20 
4. IV. 3:23 
5. V. 3:33 
6. VI. 2:01 
7. VII. 2:43 
8. VIII. 2:07 
9. IX. 2:40 
10. X. 1:57 
11. XI. 3:53 
12. XII. 1:47 
13. XIII. 3:35 
14. XIV. 1:36 
15. XV. 3:45 
16. XVI. 2:52 
17. XVII. 2:33 
18. XVII. I2:08


Stephen Gosling - Piano


All music composed by John Zorn 
Produced by John Zorn 
Associate Producer - Kazunori Sugiyama 
Recorded and mixed by Ryan Streber August - September 2020 at Oktaven Audio, Mount Vernon, NY 
Mastered by Scott Hull at Masterdisk
Art by J.M.W. Turner
Outside A Figure Study, possibly for A Figure Standing In The Sun / River Or Coastal Subject ? Light Towers c.1841-45
Inside left panel A Harpooned Whale 1845 (from The Ambleteuse And Wimereux Sketchbook)
Inside right panel Whalers At Sea At Sunset c.1845 from The Whalers Sketchbook
Card Self Portrait c. 1799
Design - Chippy (Heung Heung Chin) 


An epic suite of short pieces for solo piano inspired by the later sketches of the great English painter J.M.W. Turner. Subtitled Images and Impressions for Piano this expansive suite includes a variety of styles and forms including études, preludes, color studies, seascapes, moonscapes, nocturnes and impromptus. One of Zorn's longest compositions, this major new work for solo piano is brilliantly performed by Stephen Gosling, a long time Zorn specialist and one of the best new music pianists in the world. 

Drawing inspiration from Ligeti, Scriabin, Bach, Glass, Busoni, Debussy, Bartók, Berio, Feldman, Xenakis, Cecil Taylor, Schoenberg and more, this is one of the most stylistically diverse piano suites ever written.

Series:  Archival Series 

Catalogue Number:  TZ8376 

Release Date:  December 11, 2020