Robert Prester releases his long-awaited compilation of solo piano selections, titled - Rapsodya. In a carefully curated studio concert format, Prester presents the recording debut of his original Sonata for Piano in F minor. The sonata, which had its performance debut in 2006, at the Festival Musical de San Miguel De Allende in Mexico, followed by performances at New York's Lincoln Center, and Washington DC's National Gallery, is offset with compositions by Bach, Beethoven, Debussy, and Chopin. All of these works have been lifelong pursuits of Prester, the study of which go back to his formative years, and the pianist wanted to share his evolving relationship with this music, in one listening session.
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Pianist Robert Prester's new album Rapsodya tackles classical solo works from master composers as well as his first ever take on composing in the sonata form. Prester says that an accidental move to the New York City neighborhood of Queens led to a creative flood that helped shape his new work. "Queens just felt like this big, wide-open craziness," he says. "It was a great period for me." Preste...
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Pianist Robert Prester has received wide acclaim for his jazz recordings over the years. Now he turns his attention to the classical genre with a long-awaited compilation of solo piano selections, titled - Rapsodya. In a carefully curated studio concert format, Prester presents the recording debut of his original Sonata for Piano in F minor. The sonata, which had its performance debut in 2006, at th...