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Trilogies; Danaë VlasseDanaë Xanthe Vlasse courageously reaches for, grasps, and embraces the challenge of creating new compositions for lovers of the Classical piano style. The CD album's liner notes speak best to her accomplishment."Award-winning composer and pianist Danaë Xanthe Vlasse offers a collection of new works for piano in the style of the great 19th Century Romantic tradition. Each type of piece seeks a different sort of experience, from feeling simple moments of quiet pleasure, to great prolonged adventures full of contrasting moods. The three "Fantaisies" are grandest in scope and tell epic stories of emotional battles such as succumbing to madness, facing the unknown, defying death, and overcoming great internal obstacles. The "Nocturnes" seek to explore different nighttime landscapes; some are quite serene, while others are more imposing. The "Petite Valses" were all conceived as little lullabies. Finally, the three "Preludes" celebrate scenes of daily life, [...]
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Program Directors in International Radio select second single from Monty Guy CD for heavy rotation privileges. The first single is called "What You Do To Me".The song "The Beautiful Magic of You II" is in the CD entitled "Intergalactic Tour and Showtime Review".Dear Monty Guy, We are pleased to inform you that your new single ‘The Beautiful Magic Of You II’ began impacting radio on September 16th! It is now in heavy rotation and receiving a strong listener response on the following ten major stations:KMIX Radio Los Angeles, California USAwww.kmix-radio.com  JXFM Radio Tokyo, Japanwww.jxfm-radio.com  WNYR Radio New York, New York USAwww.wnyr-radio.com  WMBR Radio Rio De Janeiro, Brazilwww.wmbr-radio.com WCTR Radio Chicago, Illinois USAwww.wctr-radio.com  KXRL Radio Los Angeles, California USAwww.kxrl-radio.com   KEDG Radio Sydney, Australiawww.kedg-radio.com   KHSX Radio Houston, Texas USAwww.khsx-radio.com   WLDN Radio [...]
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Sophia Agranovich; Robert Schumann: Carnaval and Fantasie.Sophia Agranovich is a well regarded concert pianist of the classical genre. She is recognized as a Steinway Artist, Global Music Awards Gold Medal Winner, and Juilliard graduate. In addition, she has garnered international acclaim as an award winning soloist, chamber musician, recording artist, esteemed teacher, and educator.Sophia is "a bold, daring pianist...", affectionately referred to as "A tigress of the keyboard"; admired for infusing her performances with "magnificent shading and superior musicianship".Sophia's new recorded work is entitled "Robert Schumann: Carnaval and Fantasie". While being true to the style and prestige of the classical music genre, Sophia is able to attract and capture the attention and affection of contemporary music lovers with her passionate interpretations of the immortal masterpieces. She displays flawless execution as she courageously leaps into the heart of the compositions which she performs.Sophia [...]
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"Flying Not Falling"; Max HighsteinMax Highstein presents an intriguing and refreshing album collection. The instrumentation includes "piano, flute, oboe, sax, cello, bass, percussion and mystery instruments of all kinds"; with exquisite vocalization by Willa Roberts.'Flying Not Falling' demanded a second listen before attempting commentary. The first review allowed this listener to enjoy the glow caused by having a type of inner silent secret that makes one smile privately; while it continues to percolate, thereby encouraging an uncompromising need to share the cause of the inner bliss. The second listening experience engendered a sense of calm, satisfaction, and enjoyment.The title track sounded like a type of medieval and calypso-ish soundscape, with its uplifting, fresh, and pleasing instrumental arrangement; a consistently wonderful creative element throughout the CD.Max flawlessly melds apparent conceptual sound extremes; with delicately fluid contributions by outstanding music technicians. [...]
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Stardust; Kerani...Artist's Project perspectives..."Stardust is a space-themed album which was recorded with the Roermond Symphonic Orchestra, and the award-winning mixed Vocal Ensemble “Canto Rinato”. I was also joined by a number of professional musicians, all of whom are connected to the Dutch National Symphonic Orchestra and to André Rieu’s renowned Johan Strauss Orchestra.  New age music legend Terry Oldfield added his musical contribution to the track called Beyond. A total of 60 musicians have participated in this elaborate project which was lead by executive producer Arno Op den Camp. Multi-GRAMMY® Award winning producer, Kabir Sehgal, takes credit for the album liner notes. The overall message of this album is to make people aware about the wonders of our planet and the mysteries of the universe. With Stardust I try to highlight our fragility as human beings living collectively on this globe and how important it is to treat our planet with [...]
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