Posts Tagged ‘music’

solo piano 7 cover art

I just wanted to post this here, in case if some of you missed the link that was posted by Torley on the comments section couple posts below.

And also I think this artwork itself deserves a post of it’s own! 🙂 … both the record cover art, and the music of course. The cover art painting is created by Wynter Bracken, and it cetainly is most amazing rendition of a SL scene. And then there is of course the contents of the record – the beautiful music by Torley. You can visit the links below to learn more about both, and also listen to the music! 🙂

Flickr link to Torley solo piano 7 cover art.

Link to Torley solo piano 7 – 176 *LOVELY* solo piano music pieces for your enjoyment!


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Starting now in May, here is a new series introducing the SZ Pianofabrik endorsed artists, in form of little interviews, hopefully giving some insight how is it to be a performing artist in Second Life. And also give little information about their musical interests and passions, and hopefully provide an interesting reading for all of you who love piano music, and to go enjoy the live piano performances in SL! 🙂

The first featured Artist of the Month, for May 2008, is Clarissima Schumann, a multitalented musician – with a long list of performances from all over the world and now in SL too. She forms a duo with her RL husband, and they perform together in Second Life too, as the Schumann Duo. I would like to encourage anyone who loves classical music to attend one of their performances and enjoy the music yourself.

I did interview Clarissima about her journey in Second Life so far, about her musical interests, and about how it is to be a performing musician in SL – so I will let her tell in her own words about these things and more!

How did you find out about Second Life, and how and when did you start in SL?

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I am proud to announce that SZ Pianofabrik is sponsoring the Music Academy Online weekly SLCN.TV show. They are featuring some of the most talented musicians, who perform in SL too, every week – and not only in form of concert or live performance, but also with most interesting interviews about the artists, their backgrounds and the music they perform. This gives the audience an unique insight into many aspects what makes the music of a particular artist and performer live and breathe. Both the interviews and of course the performances themselves show a dedication and love for music, and I can heartily recommend attending the shows at the Music Academy Online sim in SL.

Besides their presence in SL, the Music Academy Online also have a very comprehensive website – and you can also find their Second Life events calendar there. Besides the weekly live broadcast SLCN.TV show, they have lots of music related events going on each week, so be sure to check on their website what is happening. The sim also functions as an exhibition of past and contemporary music styles and eras, with lots of information on each.

I am recommending to go browse the archive of the SLCN.TV shows, you can find all the broadcast shows there at one place – and then of course visit the Music Academy Online venue in SL to see the next show yourself! 🙂

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Classical Piano Series

There is new set of playable piano sheet music available at SZ Pianofabrik – called the “Classical Piano Series”. This series features the masterpieces from the most famous classical music composers, mostly from the romantic era – and includes such pieces as “Für Elise”, “Pathétique” and “Moonlight” Sonatas from Beethoven, two “Arabesques” from Debussy, the “Gymnopedies” serie from Erik Satie, and much more.

The whole series include 12 full length piano pieces, that will play beautifully with the SZ Pianofabrik concert grand piano (and other pianos too). The songs can be bought individually, and the whole set is also available in an exquisite gift-wrapped package – which is also transferable, so you can hand it to the gift recipient. Or buy it for yourself as a gift 🙂 …. as the whole set bought in the package is 37.5% cheaper than buying the pieces individually.

You can find the “Classical Piano Series” at SZ Pianofabrik, which is located at SZ Designs Interiore store at Caddo. Don’t forget to check out also the “Romantic Piano Series”, and the other piano sheet music that are available at the shelves next to the long wall, and of course the Model D series Concert Grand Pianos! 🙂

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Romantic Piano Series

I have added a new series of playable piano sheet music at SZ Pianofabrik selection. The “Romantic Piano Series” includes some of the most beautiful solo piano versions of classical music and some of more recent tunes. This series is perfect for those special moments with your loved one, or for weddings too – featuring piano arrangements of pieces such as Schubert’s Ave Maria, Pachelbel’s Canon in D Major, Mendelssohn’s Wedding march and many more.

The series includes alltogether 8 pieces, both classical and popular music. And is available either separately song by song, or all songs together in a beautiful gift box, that will make a nice wedding gift for example. The whole series in the gift box will also sell with reduced price.

Visit SZ Pianofabrik in Caddo for the Romantic Piano Series, and lots more of sheet music, and of course the Concert Grand Pianos. 🙂

Romantic Piano Series Gift Box

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SZ Pianofabrik Playable Sheet Music

I have introduced a selection of new piano sheet music from SZ Pianofabrik endorsed artists. The selection includes 10 original compositions from ElectrAcoustic Fusion artist Heath Vercher featuring contemporary new age piano, and five J. S. Bach pieces performed by Gideon Kappler including the famous C major Prelude from Well-Tempered Klavier and four Allemande’s from various books.

Also don’t forget to check out the old sheet music selection with compositions from very talented pianists Kori Carothers, Kurt Bestor and Louis Landon, and several classical piano pieces from various composers.

As usual these sheet music work with any pianos in Second Life and they are very easy to use – only need to rez and click to play. And I have tried to focus on as lag-free playback as possible in SL these days when population at times can be very high and stress the sims … but the music preload feature in the sheet music should help with that. The notecard that comes with the sheet music also gives tips to help overcome the SL lag. 🙂

Stop by at SZ Pianofabrik, Caddo, and see the new sheet music selection there!

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