& Gershwin’s birthday
steinway & Sons Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano, presents international sensation Steinway Artist Ludovico Einaudi. An Italian pianist and composer with a classical background, Einaudi has created his own musical language that has the power to touch all listeners. During his recent North American tour, he visited Steinway & Sons' Spirio studio in New York to record some of his most famous compositions — just for spirio owners. Our spirio sync video this month features Einaudi performing his popular “I Giorni” (The Days).
This month we celebrate the birthday of George Gershwin. Along with a new playlist of celebrated Gershwin tracks, we’ve also added some of the American’s lesser-known songs and solo piano works, as well as the original solo piano version of Rhapsody in Blue as restored by Alicia Zizzo and performed by Steinway Artist Jeffrey Biegel.
As an appetizer, Sunny Choi offers us a short set of tunes by Sam Smith, the English songwriter whose star continues to rise.
steinway Artist Piotr Anderszewski, the intense, exceptionally talented pianist from Warsaw brings a taste of his artistry to Spirio this month with a performance of the first movement from Leoš Janáček’s On an Overgrown Path, Book 2.
Another debut this month brings one of the hardest-working jazz pianists to spirio. As soloist and sideman, Adam Birnbaum has performed at the best-known jazz venues and worked with many of the jazz legends of our time. His sharp, concise and ever-creative style focuses on a series of jazz standards for Spirio, the first four of which are released this month.
The Theme and Variations form is explored in two very different ways; first from the famous Piano Pedagogue Carl Czerny, whose Variations on a Theme by Rode is brilliantly played by Steinway Artist Antonio Pompa-Baldi; And the exhilarating Variations for Piano, full of surprises, is expertly performed by Steinway Artist Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort.
Listen to the September Highlights