Prelude to a Better Year

2018 has been another pretty crazy year for many around the world… but how was it for you?

If you’ve had a good year, let’s hope for an even better one in 2019.

And if 2018 wasn’t such a good vintage, well again I hope that the coming year will bring renewed hope, enthusiasm, energy and happiness to your life.

Here’s a recording of a short composition of mine which I made a few years back, and which has become one of the most popular pieces I have shared online, as well as a popular encore at my concerts.

I hope you enjoy it, and that it can be the soundtrack for your hopes as we enter the New Year together!

Andrew Eales:  “Prelude to a Better Year”

Wishing all readers and friends around the world a peaceful and prosperous year in 2019 – HAPPY NEW YEAR!


lf you would like to show your appreciation and support Pianodao, please raise a glass with me at the outset of this exciting new year …

Celebration Bubbly:

The perfect way to say “Cheers”!

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Barbara Arens in Conversation

Barbara Arens will be known to most Pianodao readers as an excellent and prolific educational composer – I have previously reviewed several collections of her music, and most recently the Piano Exotico and Piano Tranquillo/Vivace collections published by Breitkopf & Härtel.

Around the time I was writing that review, I heard from Barbara that she was publishing a further five books via her own Editions Rensakov publishing on Amazon.

I decided it was about time I caught up with Barbara for a chat about all this fresh activity!…

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Pam Wedgwood’s ‘Piano Gallery’

Sheet Music Review

The simple ideas – so they say – are often the best.

And with her latest publication – Piano Gallery – best-selling composer Pam Wedgwood has taken the seemingly simple idea of composing a collection of pieces inspired by great artworks, and with the visionary support of Faber Music, produced one of the finest, most imaginative and inspiring collections of original intermediate repertoire that I have yet had the pleasure of reviewing here.

So what is it about this publication that makes it such an essential purchase?

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