After a trill-like passage, the excitement subsides; the nocturne ends calmly.
Frederic Chopin was a French composer of Polish descent and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, who wrote primarily for the solo piano. He gained and has maintained renown worldwide as one of the leading musicians of his era, whose poetic genius was based on a professional technique that was without equal in his generation.
Chopin was born in what was then the Duchy of Warsaw, and grew up in Warsaw, which after became part of Congress Poland.
A child prodigy, he completed his musical education and composed many of his works in Warsaw before leaving Poland at the age of 20, less than a month before the outbreak of the November Uprising. Rojo's debut CD.
Quite how this man failed to find more fame is unclear, because this is deserving of a wide audience and much acclaim. The ten-track CD features all-original compositions on piano, each of which, Rojo says in the linear notes, "express the various emotions of the heart. There are various moods on this CD, but each track undoubtedly falls under the New Age umbrella.
It is a very easy CD to listen to, and each track is melodic and pleasing to the ear. The CD's second cut, "Summer Storm" starts off quietly, but gradually increases in intensity as the storm takes hold. It features energetic piano playing from Rojo, who is equally at home with tranquil pieces as he is adept with high-tempo numbers.
The repeating of the melody with lower notes and louder dynamics signifies the increasing intensity of the breeze. A definite favourite is track 4, "Lost Reflection". Set Usage. Album Notes. Reply by Amusah Hey thanks for sharing man, the track sounds nice. Your Shopping Cart There are no items in your shopping cart.
A definite favourite is track 4, "Lost Reflection". The title suggests a melancholy piece, and the listener gets just that. I particularly like the way this track develops, as the tempo gradually increases and features sweeping movements on the piano. It as if the composer is coming out of the darkness and into the light. Like the previous piece, it develops into a fairly energetic number with a lovely melody.
Track 6 is a track that the listener will either love or hate. With a title "The Chase", the reader will not be surprised to learn this is a frantic but melodic piece, that is guaranteed to have the listener's toes and fingers tapping.
Another up-tempo piece is "Methodical Haywire", the album's seventh track. It follows the successful pattern of a catchy melody which becomes more frantic as the piece develops.
Track 9, "Winter Breeze" opens with a gentle playing of notes at the high end of the register. The repeating of the melody with lower notes and louder dynamics signifies the increasing intensity of the breeze. This builds up into a quick-tempo part of the piece in which I always visualise a mini tornado!
I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this CD, and it is sure to become one of my favourites in my entire collection. I highly recommend it if you can track it down.