About my journey in building a classical CD, the "indie" way. This is my second solo piano CD, a sort of "Volume Two" of Piano Music of Edvard Grieg.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Recording Session Slideshow on Youtube
I just posted a humble little slideshow composed of scrappy photographs taken with a $4 disposable camera. The purpose of the photos is simply to give one an impression of the space and the feel of the recording sessions. As a "soundtrack" you'll hear a couple of pieces from Grieg's Opus 12, which we recorded a few weeks ago when I did a dress rehearsal for a recital. These two pieces are among the two dozen or so that we recorded this past week for the CD.
Pianist Sandra Mogensen has performed widely in concert as soloist and accompanist in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Noted for her deep sensitivity, Sandra has received much praise for her work as a recitalist committed to the art song repertoire as well as for her solo performances.
Recent performances include collaborations in recital with singers James Westman, Brett Polegato, Gary Relyea, and solo performances at the Glenn Gould Studio, the Grieg Festival in Winter Park, Florida, the Niagara International Chamber Music Festival, and the Grieg Piano Concerto with the Stratford Civic Orchestra. Her first solo CD release, SANDRA MOGENSEN: Piano Music of Edvard Grieg has been resoundingly praised:
"A satisfying disc, worth repeated listening." (wholenote magazine)
“That is the deftest feather-lightest touch I’ve ever heard for the Grieg.”(Jurgen Gothe of CBC)