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Some alternate Music Players may be used instead of “Spotify” to select highlighted artists or albums.  Additional information is also available about using Spotify.

Photos

The Photo Gallery highlights some of my photos, including a lovely panoramic full Morning Rainbow. My 10 most popular photo posts are listed in Favorite Photos. A Photo 101 Calendar displays all 21 photo blog posts during the Photography 101: A Photo a Day workshop in Nov 2014, organized in calendar format with day of week, date, and theme/title. There’s a Photo Summary that lists all photos in reverse date order.

Travel

Travel posts feature photos from an 8-day Viking Rhine Cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands, as well as an extended 2-week Germany Trip with visits to Munich, Salzburg (Austria), Romantic Road (Nördlingen, Dinkelsbühl, Rothenberg ob der Tauber), Leipzig, and Berlin.

Writing

Writing posts includes my Poetry assignments in the Writing 201: Poetry course in Feb 2015. Best Stories features a few articles with stories, short quotes, and thoughts about my grandchildren, children, and parents.

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Ulli Boegershausen: In the Center of the Action

Ulli Boegershausen: In the Center of the Action

Listen to guitar music by Ulli Boegershausen on his most recent album In the Center of the Action. I have also included other albums, singles, links, and his playlist.

Albums

In the Center of the Action (2020) – 12 songs, 33 min

Tides (Ballads and Duets for Guitar (2017) – 12 songs, 44 min

Miniatures (2019) – 15 songs, 38 min

The Celtic Album (2018) – 12 songs, 27 min

Ballads (2006) – 10 songs, 41 min

Singles

Castle in the Moonlight (2021) with Jens Kommick – 1 song, 3 min

Always on My Mind (2021) – 1 song, 2 min

Big Space (2020) – 1 song, 3 min

Wide Open (2019) with Agustin Amigó – 4 songs, 12 min

Playlist

Calming Acoustic Guitar (Playlist) – 46 songs, 2 hr 13 min

Links

These are links to his website, social media, and general information.

These are links to artist pages at popular music players and music stores.

Photo credit: In the Center of the Action @ Amazon (album cover).

Weekly Favorites Mix #2

Weekly Favorites Mix #2

Listen to this favorite music playlist that I wanted to share. It’s quite a variety and I think you will enjoy it too. I thought it would good to select tracks that I have liked in this new series of posts.

Playlist

Weekly Favorites Mix #2  – 55 songs, 3 hr 44 min

If you like this, you might try my earlier posts in this series of my favorites.

Also you might like to listen to my other Discovery Mix playlists that highlight new music that I have discovered.

Photo credit: Spotify playlist

Miloš Karadaglić: The Moon & The Forest

Miloš Karadaglić: The Moon & The Forest

Listen to classical guitar music by Miloš Karadaglić on his latest album The Moon & The Forest. This features world premier recordings of original concertos for guitar and orchestra that he commissioned from award-winning composers Howard Shore and Joby Talbot, as well as several guitar arrangements of Einaudi and Schumann.

Album

The Moon & The Forest (2021) – 12 songs, 52 min

Videos

Behind the Scenes – Recording Joby Talbot’s Ink Dark Moon – 2 min

Behind the Scenes – Recording Howard Shore’s The Forest – 2 min

Einaudi: Full Moon (Arr. Lewin for Guitar) – 1 min

Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15 – Traumerei (Arr. Lewin for Guitar) – 1 min

Listen to more of his music at Miloš Karadaglić with albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: The Moon & The Forest @ Amazon (album cover).

Weekly Favorites Mix #1

Weekly Favorites Mix #1

Listen to this favorite music playlist that I wanted to share. It’s quite a variety and I think you will enjoy it too. I thought it would good to select tracks that I have liked, and start a new series of posts.

Playlist

Weekly Favorites Mix #1  – 66 songs, 4 hr 8 min

Also you might like to listen to my other Discovery Mix playlists that highlight new music that I have discovered.

Photo credit: Spotify playlist

Eric Carlson: Journey Home

Eric Carlson: Journey Home

Listen to solo piano music by Eric Carlson on his debut album Journey Home. Read the nice review by Kathy Parsons on mainlypiano.com. Album liner notes are also available at his web site.

Album

Journey Home (2021) – 12 songs, 45 min

Playlist

Eric Carlson’s Favorites (Playlist) – 126 songs, 8 hr 27 min

Photo credit: Journey Home – album cover @ Amazon

Lynn Tredeau: A Quiet Path

Lynn Tredeau: A Quiet Path

Listen to solo piano music by Lynn Tredeau on her new album A Quiet Path. Also I also included her previous album All the Pieces since apparently I never posted it. Read the nice review of that album by Kathy Parsons at mainlypiano.com. For that album, she won 2019 Best Solo Piano Album by Zone Music Reporter, like she had done in 2018 for Fellowship of Solitude.

Albums

A Quiet Path (2021) – 11 songs, 38 min

All the Pieces (2019) – 12 songs, 41 min

Videos

Meadowlark on A Quiet Path (2021) – 3 min 41 sec

Listen to Lynn Tredeau for more of her albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: A Quiet Path @ Amazon (album cover)

Brian Crain: Piano with a View

Brian Crain: Piano with a View

Listen to solo piano music by Brian Crain on his new album Piano with a View.

Album

Piano with a View (2021) – 10 songs, 30 min

Playlist

Brian Crain (Playlist) – 83 songs, 5 hr 27 min

Listen to more of his music at Brian Crain with additional albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: Piano with a View @ Amazon (album cover)

Willie Nelson: That’s Life

Willie Nelson: That’s Life

Listen to country music by Willie Nelson on new album That’s Life. At age 87, it’s his 71st solo album, and second with Frank Sinatra covers. I also included his earlier Sinatra tribute album, as well as another recent album from last year.

Album

That’s Life (2021) – 11 songs, 34 min

My Way (2018) – 11 songs, 35 min

First Rose of Spring (2020) – 11 songs, 41 min

Video

I Won’t Dance featuring Diana Krall – 3 min 29 sec

 

Listen to more of his music at Willie Nelson with additional albums, videos, and links.

Photo credit: That’s Life @ Amazon (album cover)

Whisperings Solo Piano 2020 Album of the Year

Whisperings Solo Piano 2020 Album of the Year

Enjoy solo piano music from albums nominated for Whisperings Solo Piano 2020 Album of the Year. The winner was You Finally Knew by Chad Lawson, determined a panel of artist and fan judges. I have also included the albums from all nominees: Janice Farber, Louis Landon, and Michele McLaughlin. as well as a playlist with highlights of their music.

Winner

You Finally Knew by Chad Lawson (2020) – 12 songs, 38 min

Nominees

Open Water by Janice Farber (2020) – 13 songs, 50 min

Thanksgiving Piano by Louis Landon (2020) – 14 songs, 52 min

Sketches by Michele McLaughlin (2020) – 13 songs, 44 min

Honorable Mention

Exhale to Peace by Abby Mettry (2018) – 12 songs, 36 min

Days Gone By by Holly Baines (2019) – 14 songs, 52 min

Piano Evocations by Prof. Lacasse (2019) – 13 songs, 44 min

Playlist

2020 Solo Piano “Album of the Year” Nominees (Playlist) – 24 songs, 1 hr 27 min

You can view all the winners, nominees and honorable mentions from all previous years.

I hope you enjoy all this wonderful music from these talented artists.

Photo credit: You Finally Knew Amazon (album cover)