Robust resounding piano Robin Spielberg – RE-INVENTIONS: My friend Robin has spent the same agonizing hours during the recent pandemic as we all have… her creative talent allowed her to use that time to re-visit many classics and then record some of the most robust and resounding piano you will ever hear. To hear (in a very personal way) how that was done, I (most strongly) recommend that you first watch her trailer for the new album…
…since you’re right there already, you should also SUBSCRIBE to Robin’s YouTube channel, so you can enjoy her many other performances and CD’s.
In addition to Robin’s pleasurable piano re-interpretations of classic pieces, you will also hear cello from Tina Guo, violin by Ricardo Ochoa, as well as beautiful bells by Robin’s daughter Valerie Kosson and guitar from Robin’s husband Larry Kosson… as you listen to the intricate and intimate “Les Patineurs Valse Op. 183 (The Skater’s Waltz Reinvented)“, you will realize why I’ve been in love with Robin’s wonderful music ever since I reviewed her first album… this is her 20th release, by the way, and it’s available on CD, Deluxe limited edition vinyl and digitally!
One of the most full-bodied piano pieces I have heard (yet) in 2020 is “Wiegenlied Op. 49 No. 4 (The Brahms Lullaby Reinvented)” (samples available in the next week or so)… it’s a short piece (only 2:46), but will totally engage your ears, and reach down deep inside to help calm your spirit.
What I have always appreciated about Robin’s piano playing is her touch and pacing… on “Prelude and Fugue in C major, BWV 846“, the approach is both bold and at times subtle… she achieves some beautiful overtones on this performance if you listen closely (headphones recommended)!
With a total of fifteen fabulous tunes, it was a bit difficult to make my choice for personal favorite, but by the second spin of the album, I realized that the 5:47 “Berceuse de Jocelyn (Angels Guard Thee Reinvented)” was for me (without question) the one… Robin skillfully brings the masters right into your living room.
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