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"Remarkable technical command and a gift for melodic flow." - The New York Times
Get Happy by pianist Jenny Lin is an irresistibly scintillating take on some of the most indelible melodies in American music. This Steinway & Sons release presents songs by Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim arranged for solo piano by legendary pianists including; Earl Wild, Dick Hyman, Andre Previn, Stephen Prutsman, Stephen Hough, Marc-Andre Hamelin and Christopher O'Riley, among others. Get Happy features history's most hummable melodies refracted through a kaleidoscope of keyboard virtuosity by Lin. Renowned for her subtle touch, commanding technique and adventurous taste in modern and contemporary repertoire, from Busoni and Bloch to Shostakovich and Silvestrov, Lin's previous Steinway & Sons release, Silent Music featured Federico Mompou's beautiful Musica Callada and received high praise, including being chosen as one of 2011's best albums by The New York Times.
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Jenny Lin set for a selection of Bach and Glass at the MFA / Herald-Mail Media
Jenny Lin, noted as one of the most respected young pianists today, will perform at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. She will include a selection of Bach and Philip Glass compositions at the MFA. Lin has been acclaimed for her "remarkable technical command" and "a gift for melodic flow" by The New York Times. Born in Taiwan and raised in Austria, Lin studied with Noel Flores...
11 off-the-beaten-path classical performances to attend around Boston this fall / WBUR
There's plenty of classical music to hear in Boston's revered institutions, but we thought we'd get (mostly) away from Symphony Hall for our fall preview this year. Here are 2 items in our guide to some spectacular music coming up: Presenter Richard Guérin has quietly built a robust series of events in downtown Salem. Jenny Lin comes to perform études of Philip Glass - her s...
Frequency series presents - Jenny Lin and WFMT's Seth Boustead at 'Constellation-Chicago'
Superstar pianist Jenny Lin and composer, pianist and radio host Seth Boustead ( WFMT: Chicago ) share the stage for an evening of virtuosic new works for solo piano, followed by a set of music inspired by Barcelona architecture, photographs by Diane Arbus and a sneak peak of April's Sound of Silent Film Festival, featuring newly composed scores performed live to modern silent films. Admire...
Jenny Lin demonstrates Steinway's 'self-playing piano' / Wired
THE BLACK AND white keys move so fast it's hard to tell if Jenny Lin is even touching them. Lin, a classical pianist known for virtuosic speed, is sitting at a grand piano in Steinway's New York offices, as the rest of the room listens intently, focused on the keyboard. No, she's definitely not touching the keys. Not this time. Minutes earlier, Lin played a hyper-speed arrangement of George Gershwin'...
Jenny Lin - Stravinsky Solo Piano Works / Fanfare Magazine review
I so enjoyed Jenny Lin's playing on an earlier CD ( Get Happy, Steinway & Sons 3011) that, when offered a chance to review this disc, I jumped at it. I was not disappointed. Indeed, the only niggling complaint I can make of this disc is that Stravinsky's Piano Sonata was originally issued on piano rolls (prior to publication of the score). Stravinsky himself presumably therefore endorsed the pl...
Jenny Lin - Stravinsky Solo Piano Works / Cleveland Classical review
If Igor Stravinsky were alive today, he would probably get along quite well with the kind of people who live in Brooklyn, sport wispy facial hair, don ugly-patterned sweaters, and qualify their interests and appearance as "ironic." For irony seemed to be intrinsic to Stravinsky, especially once he entered middle age and began co-opting other styles of music, from Baroque to jazz. Parody is particularly e...
Jenny Lin - Stravinsky Solo Piano Works / WCLV Choice CD of the day
Jenny Lin's adventurous programming efforts turn to Igor Stravinsky, whose smaller-scale works tend to escape the spotlight. But Stravinsky's solo piano is packed with as much theatricality as his music for larger and louder forces. From instant to instant, these gestures can be comedic, raucous, rustic - and then suddenly intimate and moving. Most of the Russian master's important solo piano works are i...
Jenny Lin - Stravinsky Solo Piano Works / Audiophile Audition review
Pianist Jenny Lin has assembled an impressive pedigree, having studied with Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Dimitri Bashkirov, and Andreas Staier. Lin surveys (rec. 20-22 June 2013) the solo keyboard music of Igor Stravinsky, here omitting the ubiquitous Petrushka Suite the composer made for Artur Rubinstein. An impressive keyboard artist in his own right, Stravinsky allowed his various mus...
Jenny Lin: Get Happy. An irresistibly scintillating take on some of the most indelible melodies in American music
The forthcoming release by pianist Jenny Lin on the Steinway & Sons label is an irresistibly scintillating take on some of the most indelible melodies in American music. Get Happy: Virtuoso Show Tunes for Piano – to be released October 30, 2012 – presents evergreen songs by the likes of Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers and Stephen S...