Some of the Finest Piano Music You Can Find
A Decorated Piano
Finding Great Piano Music
Finding great music is serendipity at its best. Who does not feel it's varying effects?
'Music soothes the savage beast' is an updated phrase from The Mourning Bride, a play from 1697. Interestingly, times do not seem to change all that much with respect to mood.
Music can enhance more than just a soothing mood. It can also rev up a person (good for undertaking mundane chores), cause people to go berserk (as has happened at some heavy metal concerts) or just provide a nice background feeling with the one you love (or hope to love).
My preference in music also contains "dynamics" which means the piece changes tempo, amplitude, theme and other aspects too many for me to list. The piano is an ideal instrument for causing one to pause and think about what the composer was imagining.
This article moves from relatively unknown pianist/composers to better known and finally to the highly commercial.
The following piece is of a Denver band called "Umphrey's McGee" whose keyboardist is or was Joel Cummins. It is performed for the public on the 16th Street Mall on a piano put there by the city for public enjoyment.
Umphrey's McGee keyboardist Joel Cummins
Jon Schmidt, Upcoming Composer
My next clip is from Jon Schmidt, who I have not much familiarity, but ran across a wonderful piano YouTube which I hope that you will enjoy. He has a web site that you can google.
Jon Schmidt: All of Me
To Wrap Up
If you like the musical selections and skill of the artists presented, please put in a comment. Are we not here all to follow our joy? My writing joy is my writing which is funded by your interest, not by you directly.
Here is the Denver 16th St Mall article I wrote, which includes pianos, painted cows and other interesting items.
Laura in Denver