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Petits Reves Bizarres I-XII (feat. Stephan Beneking)

April 14, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 14, 2013
  • Label: Milana
  • Copyright: 2013 Milana
  • Total Length: 54:47
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  • ASIN: B00C1WP5C8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #894,737 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MTS on May 21, 2013
Format: MP3 Music
The first time I heard this I was in awe of the lovely and technical piano work. On repeat listens I have come to simply enjoy the overall relaxing vibe of this lovely album. Highly recommended.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michel Martineau on May 3, 2013
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Those are awesome compositions presented in a great production!!! After hearing this wonderful performance, I concluded that there is only one word to retain from the song title Petit rÍve bizarre: rÍve(dream). There is absolutely nothing small (petit) or odd (bizarre) in Milana great performance! ;-) This is a big dream in a complete relaxing mood. The perfect music for dreaming awake!!! Bravo!!!
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"Petits Reves Bizarres 1-12" is the first of two collaborations by Canadian pianist/composer Milana and Berlin composer Stephan Beneking. Beneking composed a series of twenty-four "Petits Reves Bizarres" ("Strange Little Dreams") for solo piano in 2011-12. Very classical and melodic, most of these pieces are one page, with the longest being three pages and the shortest being ten bars. On this recording, Milana plays each piece as written and then improvises on each one, creating a "best of both worlds" kind of partnership. Musically, the results are stunning. Milana is an amazing pianist and improvisor, and her own compositions are gorgeous, expressive and very passionate. Those qualities come through Beneking's music as well, as Milana has obviously made these lovely vignettes her own. The second volume of this collection is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2013.

The original music for "Petit Reve Bizarre #1" is rather stately and straight-forward while Milana's improvisation is more flowing and expressive yet remains true to the theme. #2 is built on continuous RH triplets, which could become a bit pedantic in the wrong hands. Milana's improv continues with the non-stop triplets, but she puts so much expression into her playing that it isn't noticeable unless you really listen for it. #4 is one of my favorites. The original is a mere ten bars long but overflows with emotion and Milana's expansion on the theme goes right to the heart - truly a musical gem! #8 is another favorite. Mysterious and a little bit ominous, I love the minor key magic of this piece! #10 is delicate and almost fragile at the beginning, gathering strength as the improvisation evolves and then ending quietly. #11 is something of a minor-key waltz that swirls and dances around the piano keyboard.
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