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River Dawn: Piano Meditations--music for relaxation, yoga, massage, healing

Catherine Marie CharltonAudio CD
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 1, 2001)
  • Original Release Date: October 1, 2001
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: River Dawn Productions
  • ASIN: B00005QTY8
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #298,535 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Product Description

MESSAGE FROM THE ARTIST/LABEL: This original edition of River Dawn: Piano Meditations is now out of print at the label. PLEASE VISIT THE PRODUCT PAGE FOR RIVER DAWN: PIANO MEDITATIONS (10TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION) (Amazon Product code B007FYH8RM) You will want to play this album again again and again, for calming, soothing background music. The flow of energy, creativity, spirit, and relaxation begins.... Experience the calm and beauty of peaceful piano music from concert pianist and improviser Catherine Marie Charlton. During this 60 minute uninterrupted solo performance, her refreshing and rejuvenating music continually meanders and evolves, carrying you forward in your thoughts, but is never distracting. With no track changes to disrupt your relaxation, this music is perfect for playing in the background during rest, yoga practice, massage, to aid concentration while working, to inspire creativity, or to soothe guests while entertaining. With this honest and intimate recording, you will feel as if you are guest to a private peformance by the concert pianist and recording artist, meditating in her living room. Also a dancer and yoga student, Catherine Marie Charlton invites you to join in a journey through a world of calm, a world of change, a world of inspiration, a world of dreams, a world of creativity and energy. Sit back, relax, breathe deeply, and feel the river dawn....


"...a truly wonderful, inspiring composition, perfect for hypnotic, relaxing, and soothing listening. Just five minutes had me ";tranced-out." -- Bryan Dean, professional hypnotist

"...leaves you with a peace you might not think achievable from music ...the best yoga-companion out there to date." -- Chuck Elliott, Philadelphia's WXPN

"Catherine Marie Charlton has a unique and beautiful dedication to composing for the piano." -- George Winston, solo pianist

"Catherine Marie Charlton's passion for what she does with her music transcends time and space." -- David Darling, master cellist and improviser

"This music is beautiful, not distracting, and it really moves me along. I use it regularly in my classes." -- Michael Fahey, yoga instructor

"a gentle tranquil serenity that had me in tears of gratitude for the exquisite beauty." -- New Age Retailer, Nov/Dec 2002

"…a near-perfect piano album…magic… full of the gentle ebb and flow of life itself…. Highly recommended…." -- Bill Binkelman, Wind and Wire

slowly unfolding, calmly beautiful, intriguing the impression you have all the time in the world ...very relaxing --New Age Publishers and Retailers Association (NAPRA) ReView, July/August 2002

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars sings to my heart December 5, 2002
Format:Audio CD
River Dawn is one of those extraordinary solo-piano albums that sing to my heart. The music is filled with a gentle, tranquil serenity that had me in tears within minutes of putting it on. I had tears of gratitude for the exquisite beauty with which Catherine Marie Charlton imbues her music and tears of joy that I had found such a precious gift for my heart. Indeed, even the hardest of hearts will begin to soften with the first notes.
Charlton composed and plays all the music on River Dawn. Although the album features nine tracks, it was produced without any breaks in the piano playing. The music forms a continuously renewed 60-minute musical landscape of such peace that it will send listeners into lengthy reverie. River Dawn will lend itself beautifully to various healing modalities, including massage, meditation, and yoga. If you are looking for a way to relax and renew, take a sojourn to River Dawn.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars River Dawn is Amazing! December 26, 2001
By Peter
Format:Audio CD
River Dawn has become my favorite CD to listen to when I want to sit, relax and explore my mind and feelings. I listen to it every night to unwind when I get home from work. On several occasions I have sat with friends and just listened to River Dawn, each one of us in a different world, yet held together by the music. When I close my eyes I not only hear the beautiful music but I also see it. Like the striations of different colored sandstone that harmonize to make the beautiful picture on the case cover, the notes float and flow together to form a beautiful picture in my mind and heart. The beauty of it is that the picture is different for each one of us. The one thing in common is that it makes us feel peaceful. Catherine Marie Charlton paints beautiful pictures with her piano....her canvas...our hearts.
For anyone who wants to relax and meditate or just simply have beautiful background music for reading I recommend River Dawn.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars from Solo Piano Publications January 17, 2002
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Catherine Marie Charlton created "River Dawn" specifically to be background music for meditation, relaxation, massage, and any number of other activities. When Ms Charlton and I spoke about doing a review, she suggested that I not actively listen to the CD, but to keep it in the background while in the process of doing something else. I know many, many people do this, but I can't. As a piano teacher and music journalist, I find it impossible to keep music in the background - I am compelled to listen to it. Be that as it may, I experienced "River Dawn" in the car, doing my best to not listen to it too carefully. It is an hour of solo piano music, one continuous track, that meanders and flows without much in the way of dynamics or musical surprises. When I focused on the music, it was kind of lackluster (as it is supposed to be!), but when I was able to keep it in the background, it was really very pleasant. Apparently, quite a few practitioners of the healing arts are finding this music very helpful in their work. It was an unusual listening experience for me, and is probably what Erik Satie and some of his peers referred to as "furniture music" during their own time. If you do massage or mediation or yoga, or would like a musical backdrop for your other daily activities, "River Dawn" could be a nice enhancement to the experience.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No Breaks! September 10, 2003
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This album is 60 minutes of uninterrupted piano music, with no breaks! The music is very calming and soothing, and I use it regularly for my yoga practice. I bet folks would also love it for massage and meditation.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Modern-day Satie December 16, 2006
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I have been scouring for music to use during healing imagery sessions. I wanted something quiet, clear and fresh. Music that could stand on its own but not overwhelm or bore. This album is perfect. It is lyrical, uncomplicated, and fills an hour without breaks in between. I also find myself listening to it at other times. With candlight, sets a calming mood.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is WONDERFUL music December 8, 2002
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If you like relaxing piano music, this is a WONDERFUL choice.
I love River Dawn; its tranquility and hypnotic qualities help reduce the many stresses in daily life. It is also a perfect accompaniment to a late afternoon nap!
There is a very "honest" quality to this recording; it feels as if Catherine Marie Charlton was playing live in the room with us.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars River Dawn February 28, 2003
By D. Lee
Format:Audio CD
I listen to this cd almost every day to wind down. It's very soothing and relaxing. Its various passages repeat yet it's never boring... I work in a pretty hectic and fast paced environment and this music allows me to quickly change pace and concentrate on the things that are important.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Masterpiece! March 18, 2006
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River Dawn moves me. I often play it while working, while relaxing, while dining, and many other occasions. This disc is passionate, romantic, and soothing. This disc would fit nicely in anyone's collection....check it out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite yoga CD"S and I own a million Yoga CD's
One of my favorite yoga CD"S and I own a million Yoga CD's!! I like this CD so much I got permission to use Catherine's music on my own Yoga CD for Seniors. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Yoga Jan
4.0 out of 5 stars Love this for meditation...
Beautiful music! very soothing I liken it to water flowing over rocks in a stream- this music has the same affect.
Published 13 months ago by Jeannie C
5.0 out of 5 stars Really beautiful
Bought this for the delivery room. Very peaceful and lovely music to lose your thoughts to. I like that it's pure piano and not new agey. Love it.
Published 18 months ago by ElaBella
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
This is great music. I play it in my spa all day. The customers love it. Well done!
Published on September 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars River Dawn: Piano Meditations
Delightful arrangement. Soothing music for massage. Volume of this copy very poor. I must turn my CD volume control high in order to hear it.
Published on July 12, 2007 by PearlBetsy
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!
I listen to this CD all the time, especially when I've had a stressful day.
Published on April 26, 2006 by Mari
2.0 out of 5 stars Nice, but not quite right for bodywork sessions
This is a sweet, quiet album, however, it doesn't quite work for a massage therapy or other bodywork sessions. Read more
Published on March 20, 2006 by J. Howell
1.0 out of 5 stars painful
It just kept going and going and never got anywhere. The CD makes a nice coaster though.
Published on February 23, 2006 by Scott M. Windle
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