It is nearly impossible for me to wrap my head around the fact that twenty-five years have transpired since the release of Cristofori’s Dream. This, my seventh full length 1980’s recording on the Narada label, indeed changed my life and opened a world to me that I had only hoped for and dreamt about since my teenage years.
So many memories flood my mind as I look back at this recording and this period of my life. The spark, the divine seed if you will for Cristofori’s Dream, was found in Judith Oringer’s book, Passion for the Piano, a gift received from a good friend, and a very fortuitous gift it turned out to be!
In the forward of this book about the piano and various pianists throughout history, was a dedication to a one, Bartolomeo Cristofori, ". . . the inventor of the piano. . ." (excerpt from the new CD's 16 page booklet’s liner notes.)
The goal for this new recording was to capture the essence of the original album, but with the intimacy,
spontaneity, and the sense of space afforded by a solo piano recording.
The title track is played true to the original composition, but many of the other pieces have been opened
up leaving room for improvisation and slight variations.
In addition to the original seven pieces, two live-recorded concert bonus tracks are included:
A live rendition with full orchestra of Cristofori’s Dream, recorded in Seattle Washington, and the heartfelt Seoul Improvisation, a solo piano performance recorded in Seoul, Korea.
And I would once again like to say, as I did in the original 1988 liner notes, “This album is dedicated to
Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655-1731), the inventor of the piano-may his Dream live forever.”
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Cristofori's Dream Re-Envisioned
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Cristofori’s Dream… Re-Envisioned
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Recordings in the New Age music genre don’t get more pivotal than David Lanz’s Cristofori’s
Dream, which the talented pianist has re-released as a Re-Envisioned album with newly recorded
versions of the 25-year-old original’s songs. While the title track gets a note-by-note rendition,
Lanz tweaks the others by offering some variations and improvisations. In addition to the
original seven songs, the CD also contains a live (with orchestra) take on the title track and
the solo piece, “Seoul Improvisation” recorded in Seoul. Mastering and engineering is jaw-
droppingly pristine and, of course, Lanz’s playing is as heartfelt as it gets. Copious liner notes
are a bonus treat.
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