August 2021 The Library CD Shelf

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Midwest Book Review

Aug 31, 2021, 6:08:07 PMAug 31
The Library CD Shelf

Over. Above. Beyond.
Jeeyoon Kim
Namus Classics
$26.41 CD / $20.00 digital / $9.49 MP3

Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim presents Over. Above. Beyond., an extraordinary music CD performance of timeless tracks by master composers including Frederic Chopin, Johannes Brahms, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and more. Here is music as art in its purest and most evocative form, ideal for immersion, meditation, or inspiring creativity. An enduring treasure for connoisseurs of classical piano, Over. Above. Beyond. is a joy to experience, a welcome addition to public library music CD collections, and also makes an excellent gift.

10 More Minutes
Jeeyoon Kim
Namus Classics
$19.81 CD / $20.00 digital / $9.49 MP3

Classical pianist Jeeyoon Kim selected the timeless songs of 10 More Minutes specifically to evoke treasured memories, such as the desire to spend just ten more minutes with a loved one. The individual pieces performed included works by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Schubert, and more; the final, titular piece "10 More Minutes" is Jeeyoon Kim's own composition. Lofty, wondrous, and inviting, 10 More Minutes is highly recommended for connoisseurs of classical music performance and public library music CD collections, and also makes a delightful gift.

Change Is in the Wind
Ann Sweeten
Orange Band Records
$15.99 CD

Change Is in the Wind is an album of original, instrumental music by pianist and composer Ann Sweeten. Guest contributions from musicians Nancy Rumbel (English Horn), Eugene Friesen (Cello), and Charlie Bisharat (Violin) enhance the extraordinary soundscape, created out of the drive to share light and hope. Soul-stirringly beautiful, Change Is in the Wind is a treasure for both personal and public library instrumental music collections. The tracks are Arctic Dance, What Blooms Beneath the Snow, May 24 (42 Years Ago), Turning the Page, What My Eyes Can't See, One Last October, Forever Sunday, Emergence, Change Is in the Wind, and Silver Lining.


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