Listen to choral music by Michael Hoppé on his latest album Peace & Reconciliation. See the review by Kathy Parsons at mainpiano.com.
Peace & Reconciliation (2020) – 10 songs, 40 min
Amistad (2018) – 19 songs, 1 hr 15 min
Michael Hoppé (Playlist) – 40 songs, 2 hr 32 min
Listen to more of his music at Michael Hoppé with additional albums, videos, and links.
Photo credit: Peace & Reconciliation @ iTunes (album cover)
Listen to instrumental piano music by Italian contemporary music composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini on his latest album Transitions II.
Transitions II (2020) – 8 songs, 11 min
Fabrizio Paterlini (Playlist) – 10 songs, 33 min
See my music post on Fabrizio Paterlini for more albums, videos, and links.
Photo credit: Transitions II @ Amazon (album cover).
Listen to instrumental piano music by Stanton Lanier on his recent album So Loved.
So Loved (2018) – 15 songs, 1 hr 13 min
A Beautiful Thing (2018) – at Fausett Farms Sunflowers in north Georgia – 4 min 54 sec
Walking on Air – in British Columbia (2018) – 4 min 46 sec
Dawn Fournier Bay (Love from Antartica) (2019) – 3 min 57 sec
To listen to more of his music, see my original music post on Stanton Lanier. This new album will be added there.
Photo credit: So Loved @ Amazon (album cover).
Listen to instrumental piano music from Helen Jane Long on her latest album Perspective. She’s a UK composer/pianist whose compositions cross classical, chill out, and film music to create an indefinable combination of music minimalism. She is the first-ever billion-streaming pianist in the world and has a huge worldwide following.
I also included an earlier album Live at St James’s, London, as well as a live performance video at PianoForte Studios in Chicago from 2016. She will be on a US tour in 2020 at Los Angeles (June 21), San Francisco (June 27), and New York (October 17), as well as Guilford and London UK.
Perspective (2018) – 11 songs, 34 min
Live at St James’s, London (2016) – 16 songs, 1 hr 5 min
Live in Chicago at PianoForte Studios (Nov 14, 2016) – 13 songs, 48 min 35 sec
Songs: Intervention, Porcelain, Storm Away, Expression, Flowers, One Day, Embers, Out of My Soul, Through the Dark, Renewed, Stars, Swiftly, and Talk of an End.
See my music post on Helen Jane Long for more albums, videos, and links. I will update it with the new album and extend the playlist.
Photo credit: Perspective @ Amazon (album cover).
Listen to instrumental piano music by Italian contemporary music composer and pianist Fabrizio Paterlini on several recent albums Transitions and Winter Stories. The videos with all songs on Transitions were shot in the beautiful Villa Dionisi in Cerea (Verona, Italy) during Summer 2019.
Transitions (2019) – 8 songs, 11 min
Winter Stories (2018) – 8 songs, 22 min
Transitions (2019) – 13 min 24 sec
Fabrizio Paterlini (Playlist) – 10 songs, 33 min
See my music post on Fabrizio Paterlini for albums, videos, and links.
Photo credit: Transitions @ Amazon (album cover).
Listen to instrumental piano music by Anne Trenning and Friends on the new (4th) album Beautiful Song.
It features a collection of original music by composer and pianist Anne Trenning, with curated cover selections from a multi-genre spectrum. She is joined by James Todd (cello), Bill Leslie(Celtic flute), John Magnie (accordion), Jeff Oster (flugelhorn), Ciro Hurtado (guitar), Jane Brendle (violin), David Meyer (cello), Josh Daniel (guitar), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Brandon Bush (accordion), Fred Hiscock (tenor saxophone), Jennifer Dior (flute), and Rick Dior (percussion).
“Beautiful Song by Anne Trenning and Friends is a musical box of chocolates in that each piece is different from the others. Instrumentation and genre vary from piece to piece, but the title really does say it all and could easily be ‘Beautiful Songs.’ This is my favorite of Anne Trenning’s albums so far!” — Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano.com
Enjoy her new album.
Beautiful Song (2018) – 11 songs, 38 min
Watch this video of a song from the album, featuring Josh Daniel (guitar) & Mark Schimick (mandolin).
It’s a Great Day to be Alive (Darrell Scott) – 3 min 36 sec
Here is my playlist of her songs.
Anne Trenning (Playlist) – 28 songs, 1 hr 45 min
Listen to more of her music at my Anne Trenning post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well.
Photo credit: Beautiful Song @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to instrumental music on this playlist that I discovered from a recent tweet by Michael Logozar and thought it needed to be shared.
This playlist was created by Laurie Ellis Petty with over 93 hours and this is her perfect description.
Beautiful and soothing peaceful piano, cello, violin, harp, and acoustic guitar, completely relaxing and calming instrumental songs. Music carefully curated to unwind and to rest to. Great for background music, the office, taking a nap, spiritual contemplation, reading/studying, or lovely listening.
Relaxing Instrumental Music (Playlist) – 1,612 songs, 93 hr 42 min
Listen to instrumental piano from Heidi Breyer on her new album Moonlight in Empty Rooms. The album is a musical study of the art of her partner, artist Alexander Volkov. Enjoy browsing some of his original oils on her web site, or visit Alexander’s full website for a full selection of giclees on canvas and a complete chronology of works.
Moonlight in Empty Rooms (2018) – 12 songs, 1 hr
Enjoy my playlist of her songs.
Heidi Breyer (Playlist) – 20 songs, 1 hr 29 min
Watch this video that highlights many of his wonderful paintings as he describes them and his background.
Artist Profile – Alexander Volkov (Exposures Gallery of Fine Art, Sedona, AZ) – 7 min 22 sec
Here’s some more music composed and performed by Heidi Anne Breyer along with paintings by artist Alexander Volkov.
Conversation – 4 min 22 sec
Another Place and Time – 4 min 48 sec
All Souls Lullaby – 6 min 14 sec
After the Last Rain – 3 min 53 sec
Awakenings – 4 min 50 sec
In a Region of Clouds – 4 min 16 sec
All the Good Things – 4 min 17 sec
Chaconne for our World – 7 min 11 sec
Off Season – 4 min 36 sec
American Gothic – 4 min 32 sec
And Winter Came – 4 min 32 sec
On His Wings – 5 min 28 sec
Winter Light – 5 min 17 sec
Listen to more of her music at my Heidi Breyer post with more albums, videos, and links. This new album and updated playlist has been included there as well.
Photo credit: Moonlight in Empty Rooms @ Amazon (album cover)
Listen to relaxing music that I recently discovered and wanted to share with you. It’s a great 4-hour background playlist for reading, writing, or focus work. Enjoy!
Relaxing Discovery Mix – 80 songs, 4 hr
Listen to neo-classical music by Italian composer and multi-instrumentalist Luca D’Alberto on his debut album, which he composed, arranged and played. The violin, viola, violectra, cello and piano create “sonically opulent vivid, wonder-evoking pieces conveying wintry, widescreen panoramas and a propulsive arpeggio-fueled energy.”
Endless (2017) – 9 songs, 38 min
Her Dreams (Richard Dorfmeister & Stefan Obermaier Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 5 min 45 sec
Wait for Me (Marquis Hawkins Remix) (2017) – 1 song, 7 min 11 sec
Endless (2017) – 4 min 28 sec
Wait for Me (2017) – 4 min 13 sec
Yellow Moon (2017) – 5 min 46 sec
Her Dreams – Live at Silent Green in Berlin (2017) – 10 min 48 sec
Blessed Messenger – Live practice at home (2017) – 4 min 2 sec
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: Endless @ Amazon (album cover).