Wednesday, October 05, 2005

Recommended Listening

The Music of Yosemite - Rick Erlien Solo Piano

I first saw this CD in a Towers record store here in San Diego. It was the cover art that drew me in. What is it about solo piano music and nature I find so appealing? I think it has to do with the idea that an artist, in this case a pianist/composer, can take musical materials and shape them into something that we can hear and respond to - a work of art. Instead of looking at a photo of Ansel Adams, we can actually listen to this person's interpretation of Yosemite. Fantastic!

Listen to a few sample tracks at Amazon

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