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Ruth Slenczynska

My Life in Music

Decca Classics
Release Date: March 18, 2022

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Album Trailer
1 Rachmaninoff: 6 Romances, Op. 38: 3. Daisies  
2 Rachmaninoff: 13 Preludes, Op. 32: No. 5 in G Major. Moderato  
3 Barber: Nocturne 'Homage to John Field', Op. 33  
4 Barber: Fresh from West Chester: II. Let's Sit It Out, I'd Rather Watch  
5 Chopin: Grand valse brillante in E-Flat Major, Op. 18 (Ed. Paderewski)  
6 Chopin: Berceuse in D-Flat Major, Op. 57  
7 Grieg: Lyric Pieces, Op. 65: 6. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen  
8 Debussy: Préludes / Book 1, L. 117: 8. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair  
9 Chopin: 12 Études, Op. 10: No. 3 in E Major (Ed. Paderewski)  
10 Chopin: Fantaisie in F Minor, Op. 49  
11 Chopin: 24 Préludes, Op. 28: No. 3 in G Major (Ed. Paderewski)  
12 J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C-Sharp Major, BWV 849  
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Decca Classics is proud to announce the re-signing of legendary pianist Ruth Slenczynska who tomorrow (15 January), celebrates her 97th birthday. Having recorded for the Decca Gold Label in the 1950s and 60s, Ruth is thrilled to return to the label nearly 60 years later to release a brand new solo piano album, recorded in 2021, entitled My Life in Music. The album celebrates her remarkable life and performing career which began as a child prodigy in the 1920s and continues nine decades later. When asked about her new album, Slenczynska said, "Unbelievable! Whoever heard of a pianist my age making another album? I'm grateful if they like the music. Music is meant to bring joy. If mine still brings joy to people, then it is doing what it is supposed to do"

My Life in Music is inspired by Slenczynska’s personal connections with Rachmaninoff, as well as American composer Samuel Barber, who was her fellow student and friend. Slenczynska heard Barber’s now world-famous Adagio for Strings in the classroom, before it even had its title. My Life in Music is out on Decca Classics in conjunction with Universal Music Australia on 18th March 2022. Ruth Slenczynska celebrates her 97th birthday on 15th January 2022

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