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A fine pianist from Massachusetts is embarking on a project to make a CD of piano pieces by six contemporary composers from various countries. She needs just a little bit of support from anyone interested in promoting contemporary "classical" piano compositions. Please have a look at:
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/189691637/preludes-problems-and-prayers-contemporary-piano-m

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What a pleasant surprise to see this posted here! One of the composers represented, Jake Bellissimo, is a personal friend of mine, and I respect him as a musician greatly. He's going to Eastman in the fall. This project is so close to being fully funded - pitch in, everyone!

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Just donated. What a great idea. I had the idea to do something like this myself actually, but I will probably wait for a year or so to properly plan it and get good enough to make a good job of it. Let's just hope that people's charitableness hasn't been exhausted by then :p hehe

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Only 3 days to go! Please help the project.

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Only 2 days to go!
Only $124 are left to get (out of $1900).
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What a wonderful project! I am just learning about this now, but I would love to get a copy of the CD when it is ready. Congrats to Heather for her successful Kickstarter campaign!

Speaking of contemporary piano music, I am currently giving away some recent recordings of my work for the Holidays, in case anyone is interested.

Here is the link to your free music: http://www.ezradonnercomposer.com/contemporary-classical-music/

Happy Holidays to you all and cheers.

Ezra

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Looks like the release was delayed a few times. Was an update for another retake session on Nov. 20. frown


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A lot of contemporary piano music that is worth playing or recording can also be found on the IMSLP by searching "scores featuring the piano" and restricting to "period: modern". Like this one for example (random pick):

International Music Score Library Project - Stephan - Prelude E-Flat major


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Hello, just wanted to report that the CDs are now done and released!
Here is the link to cdbaby:
http://cdbaby.com/heatherwreichgott2
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I hope everyone checks this out. I downloaded it a couple weeks ago, and it's an excellent recording of some hard-to-find repertoire. Great work, I continue to be amazed at the level of talent we have here on the forums!


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Thanks so much Kreisler.
BTW the album is now on iTunes, amazon, and other digital music outlets as well.


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Congratulations on the release, Heather! Sounds like a great album.

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Congratulations, Heather!!!


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Thank you for mentioning this, I am curious to listen! Yes, congrats, Heather!!


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