Posted on | November 14, 2014 | Comments Off on Fantasy by Mike Strickland – New CD release!!
This CD represents my original music composing for solo piano in the last few years. Lots have been going on with my life- it’s all here in the music! Songs for my father, our beloved dog, Sadie, our cat, an Americana piece, a couple of orchestral pieces condensed for piano, and some wonderful eclectic solo piano pieces to inspire the listener and challenge the pianist! I’ve paid close attention to arrange these songs so they highlight the beautiful sound of solo piano!
Wow! this is my 22nd CD to date and my 7th solo piano recording! Thanks to all for keeping me going!! The well is deep and I continue to be inspired! Click here to hear samples and buy the recording. Thanks for your support!
Posted on | March 5, 2012 | Comments Off on Daughter Elizabeth releases third CD
Elizabeth releases third CD “Shades of Romance”
“This album has some of my favorite pieces I’ve recorded over the last five years and includes selections that I studied with my beloved Seattle teacher, Cassandra Carr as well as newer repertoire that I worked on with my wonderful teacher, Dorothy Fahlman after I moved to Oregon. One of the most colorful is the Ravel Concerto in G (second and third movements) that I learned originally for a competition. The second movement is exquisitely beautiful, and the third is so feisty and fun to play. My friend and pianist, Susan McDaniel does an excellent job of standing in for the orchestra part. The Rachmaninoff preludes were recorded at a time when I was developing a lot as a musician, and they were extremely inspiring pieces for me. The other pieces represent a wide range of composers and styles, but what stood out to me was how incredibly romantic many of them are”. ~~ Elizabeth
This CD is available in our new store here! All proceeds go to pay for my college tuition!!