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Valentina Lisitsa - Chasing Pianos is KDFC's 'Download of the Week

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Each week KDFC - San Francisco members can download a free mp3 from some of the biggest releases in the world of Classical music, only at KDFC.com. This week's selection is a coming together of two artists with enormous followings – Valentina Lisitsa, with her dazzling artistry and hundreds of thousands of followers on YouTube, and Michael Nyman, with his hugely popular film soundtracks. This release, in the year of Nyman's 70th birthday, features tracks from his multi-award-winning score for the 1993 smash hit film The Piano. Acclaimed for his music's innovation, punchy simplicity and universal appeal, Nyman, during his career as a music critic, coined the term ‘minimalism' for an emergent musical genre – one to which he would make extensive contributions in many of his early scores and inspire a vast global audience.