Dorian Sono Luminus
a piano aviary
Michael Lewin piano
Michael Lewin enjoys a distinguished international reputation as one of America's most abundantly gifted and charismatic concert pianists, performing to acclaim in 30 countries as orchestral soloist and in recital. Highlights of Mr. Lewin's 2009 performances included recitals and orchestral engagements throughout the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Italy, and Greece. In England, he made his London recital debut at Wigmore Hall, followed by a recital at Oxford University. He played for the first time in Venezuela and made his 10th appearance as soloist with the Boston Pops.
Beginning of a new recording relationship with Dorian Sono Luminus, Michael Lewin's latest release, If I Were a Bird, is an enchanting collection of piano music dedicated to the endlessly fascinating flight and fancy of birds.
Taking a cue from a plethora of existing poetry and musical works, Michael Lewin has included many bird selections in his recent concert programs, and their overwhelming public acceptance inspired the creation of this soaring musical collection. Compiling them into this album, If I Were a Bird contains works by Maurice Ravel and Adolf Henselt, many of which have not been previously recorded. The album is concluded by Stravinsky's Firebird Suite in the rarely heard and fiendishly difficult solo piano transcription by Guido Agosti.
Dorian Recordings & Dorian Discovery
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