Joseph Baldassare / Stefanos

Pianissimo

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Pianissimo, the third release by Frank and Joseph Baldassare's Kundura label, features solo piano work by Stefanos, who also composes the majority of the songs on the album. Like most of the other Kundura releases, Pianissimo is quite introspective, intended to be healing music. Much of Stefanos' playing is indeed soothing and lulling, never rushed or forced. In addition to many of his own compositions such as "Tiny Steps," "Winter in Prague," and "Tower of Dreams," Stefanos performs a composition by Joseph Baldassare ("Passion and Pain"), two by Fredrich Chopin ("Prelude in E minor" and "Prelude in C minor"), one by Ludwig van Beethoven ("Patetica"), one by Johannes Sebastian Bach ("Prelude in C major"), and one by Edvard Grieg ("Arietta").

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