New CD with music by Cy Walter:
Isn’t It Romantic? PPCD101

Lars Boye Jensen is proud to present the first record on his new label Piano Passion Records: a collection of tunes from The Great American Songbook, arranged for solo piano by legendary piano wizard Cy Walter.

Special thanks to Mark Walter, son of Cy Walter, for his generous support.
 

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Isn’t It Romantic? PPCD101
Lars Boye Jensen · Piano
Music from The Great American Songbook, arranged for solo piano by Cy Walter (1915-68)
Read the liner notes, written by Mark Walter
 


 

Buy the CD here:
Only EUR 18,95 including worldwide shipping.

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Now also available on iTunes.



 

 

Recorded in Aarhus, February 2009
Piano: Steinway & Sons, Hamburg, Model B
Microphones: Schoeps MK 22
Piano tuner: Steen Bjørnager
Digital recording and editing: Lars Boye Jensen
Mastering: Henrik Winther Hansen
Producer: Lars Boye Jensen
TT = 61:43

pianopassionsmallA new record company
Piano Passion Records™ was established by pianist Lars Boye Jensen as a vehicle for recording and distributing his musical interpretations of various piano styles.

Music from the Golden Age of Piano
The repertoire of Piano Passion Records™ focuses exclusively upon piano transcriptions and paraphrases, a creative musical technique which celebrated its heyday during a period extending from the mid-1800s until a century later. By the mid-20th century, this genre, through which popular concert, operatic, or theatrical pieces were wonderfully transmuted into stylized piano approximations, had largely faded away.

The Artist Grand
The music is recorded in Lars Boye Jensen's private studio on his Steinway B grand piano. Although this model is slightly shorter than a full-length concert grand, it is often considered to be the Steinway Company's most successful instrument and occupies a special place in the heart of many pianists. Thus, it is often called "The Artist Grand".

State-of-the-art microphones
The microphones used for recording are from the German company Schoeps, whose products are famous for their open and warm, natural sound.
 

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Track List:
1. Joseph Meyer and Roger Wolfe Kahn: Crazy Rhythm
2. Johnny Green: Body And Soul
3. George Gershwin: Clap Yo’ Hands
4. George Gershwin: Bidin’ My Time
5. George Gershwin: Embraceable You
6. George Gershwin: Liza
7. Hoagy Carmichael: Heart And Soul
8. Vincent Youmans: Tea For Two
9. Harold Arlen: That Old Black Magic
10. Harold Arlen: Blues In The Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me)
11. Cole Porter: Begin The Beguine
12. Arthur Schwartz: Dancing In The Dark
13. Richard A. Whiting: Louise
14. Will Jason and Val Burton: Penthouse Serenade (When We’re Alone)
15. Ray Henderson: The Birth Of The Blues
16. Richard Rodgers: Lover
17. Richard Rodgers: Isn’t It Romantic?
18. Richard Rodgers: Wait Till You See Her
19. Richard Rodgers: The Blue Room
20. Richard Rodgers: I Have Dreamed

 

 

 

 

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