Timeless / Tamara Smolyar
The title "Timeless" reflects Tamara Smolyar's desire to offer a personal interpretation of these classic pieces and creates something for her family and others to enjoy. Moreover, the title echoes the beauty of music's ability to travel across generations and cultures to reach new audiences. Hopefully, you can be inspired by these compositions as well.
She chose the pieces on this CD for several reasons. The music is a natural fit with her pianistic temperament and she has a genuine connection with the compelling originality of the pieces.
These timeless compositions have been part of her life since she started playing piano, and have formed a 'rite of passage' for generations of pianists around the world. As a young Russian pianist, she could not avoid the towering reputation and adornment of Rachmaninov's and Shostakovich's compositions, the grandeur of Franck or the excellence of Beethoven and Chopin.
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