MultiColored Piano Stories: full swing into February 2022 🎹
I am really afraid to make a mistake but it seems that the pandemic is subsiding, and many countries, including the one where I live - Switzerland - are easing the restrictions, as COVID is seemingly getting milder and less dangerous.
While this is definitely some good news for all mankind, it does provide for a new wave of inspiration and hope for the musicians, whose palette of colors is definitely going to change as we move into the spring and feeling some really nice vibes here.
Really curious what is the mood of the neoclassical pianists around the world?
As always - read below or jump right into the music here:
1. "Rhapsody in Red"
by Arash Behzadi from Canada
Self care that has been so necessary in our troubled times. These dark days have also been contemplative times for me. In fact it’s during Covid quarantine that I composed this piece, which I call it Rhapsody in Red, not one of sadness but one with a message of hope and perseverance.
There also has been an official music video released with track filmed in Dubai and on a one-of-a-kind piano. I invite you to watch this world premiere here:
2. "Sadness and Sorrow"
by Melodrama from Ukraine.
Emotional neoclassical music, featuring soft piano in the nostalgic and longing mood!
3. "The Fields of Manitoba"
by Henri Bentley from Canada
Henri Bentley is a moniker by Cory Alstad (Alstad), whose music is in the neoclassical genre featuring mainly piano.
This is a nostalgic piece for me and I wrote it one afternoon while thinking about my childhood in Manitoba (central Canada). Even though I love the mountains that surround me where I currently live, I have always loved the prairies. There is something so stark and mysterious about them; a loneliness that I find compelling. This piece was inspired by the fields of Manitoba.
4. "Last Dance"
by someofw from Italy
The artist says:
I think one of the hardest things in life, is having to say goodbye to a part of yourself. A crucial, critical aspect of who you are, and someone that you’ve been for what feels like forever. And that letting go of yourself, feels like a loss and you mourn that, you have to say Goodbye. Thank you for bringing me joy, a reason to get out of bed in the morning. But now things are different and it’s time to move on.
5. "Years Gone By"
by Sarah Watson and Joanne Watson from Canada
This is a collaboration between my mom and I! She wrote the melody for her parent's anniversary back when she was 21, and she played it a lot when I was a kid. All these years later, I recorded a version of it for her and we're releasing it together.
by Jan Ove Fjeld from Norway
This is a calm piano piece with exactly the vibes I was describing at the top of the post - hope!
Norwegian pianist and composer Jan is bringing this fine and tender acoustic recording as a part of his new studio setup - gorgeous piece of music!
7. "Colori d'autunno"
by Domenico Quaceci from Italy
This is a melody like a sweet caress autumn is a nostalgic but beautiful time (song title means "autumn's colours" in Italian language)
the song was written in autumn, in that moment of transition like a sunset, melancholy but tender and sweet that with a caress tells you "see you next time"
8. "Rainbow Lullaby"
by Angel Ruediger and Pavel Fedorov.
Rainbow Lullaby is a modern classical tune composed and performed by Angel Ruediger and Pavel Fedorov. The tune is a soft and emotional lullaby featuring two pianos. It has a very calm and relaxing vibe.
Listen to these and other wonderful piano pieces at Multicolored Piano on Spotify here
Blessings and a good Sunday to everyone! andrei