This volume contains 10 of the very best contemporary pieces written or arranged for solo Piano, with background notes on each piece.
Some people associate classical music very much with the historic past, but there is a wealth of contemporary music out there from a new wave of distinctive and adventurous writers, including plenty of fantastic pieces written for solo piano, many from film / TV soundtracks. Composers include the remarkable Ludovico Einaudi, whose music, rich in spiritual simplicity, has taken the musical public by storm; Jóhann Jóhannsson, who set the classical system to one side as a teenager to kick loose in indie bands; and multi-instrumentalist and composer Yann Tiersen, famous for his "Amelie" soundtrack.
Ambre [Wintermusik] - Frahm, Nils
Big My Secret [Piano, The] - Nyman, Michael
Comptine D'Un Autre Ete L'Apres-Midi [Amelie] - Tiersen, Yann
Forces of Attraction [Theory of Everything, The] - Jóhannsson, Jóhann
June: Transit of Venus [Once Around the Sun] - Talbot, Joby
Opening [Glassworks] - Glass, Philip
Opus 26 [Like Crazy] - O'Halloran, Dustin
Una Mattina - Einaudi, Ludovico
Unicorn's Horn, The [Wolf Hall] - Wiseman, Debbie
Vladimir's Blues [Blue Notebooks, The] - Richter, Max