Updated: Jul 25, 2022
After months (and in some cases years) of work, I went into Acadia Recording Studios on June 16th and 23rd to record three original pieces and three classical standards.
On the 16th I recorded my compositions Voyage, Collage and Rhapsodic Variations. And on the 23rd I recorded Gershwin's Three Preludes, Chopin's Etude Op. 10, No. 3 in E, and Rachmaninoff's Prelude Op. 23. No. 5 in G minor.
It was a superb recording experience with a friendly crew of recording professionals and a Steinway grand piano that had just been tuned and serviced by a master piano technician.
The next step is to sit down with the sound engineer for the mixing phase before we pass it on to be mastered with the subsequent possibility of promotion and marketing by Parma Recordings.
I have entered my Dreamscapes: Five Nocturnes for Piano in this year's American Prize composition contest. And after a short break, I will have the pleasure of formulating my new repertoire which will undoubtedly include Dreamscapes and other pieces as yet undetermined.
Closure is wonderful, and a well-deserved break is fun and rewarding, but the road goes ever onward....