Faber Music’s numerous piano anthologies have established themselves not only as enticing collections of sought-after pieces, but as a barometer of trends in the piano world.
The newly issued Peaceful Piano Playlist exemplifies this perfectly, offering a selection of relaxing classics and “new classical” pieces that will no doubt have huge appeal to teenagers and adults who play for pleasure and to relax.
If the title (and image above) already appeal, there’s a good chance that you will enjoy this publication immensely. So let’s take a closer look (and listen)…
Marcel Zidani (who will be known to some readers as the author of Hey Presto! which I spoke to him about in this interview) has been busy collating a playlist of some of the best piano music on SoundCloud, and I’m delighted that he has invited me to share it with you in this Sunday Sounds special feature!
Marcel invited ten pianists active on SoundCloud to submit one solo piano piece, plus a second track which could contain other instrumentation (although most musicians submitted two solo piano pieces).
From the virtuoso to the intimate, from bluesy licks to gorgeous neo-classical melodies and intense experimental outbursts – this is a playlist which really has it all.
My recommendation – bookmark this page so that you can return and listen again and again, because this compilation makes a great album to live with and enjoy.
And if you enjoy what you hear, please also pop over to the SoundCloud site, set up a free account if you don’t have one, and follow these artists there.
Sunday Sounds showcases great keyboard music featuring players past and present, from classic recordings to great new music discoveries.