Piano Day – Richard Allen

Richard Allen runs the wonderful music site A Closer Listen.  I am a massive fan of his site and the music he writes about.  To coincide with Piano Day I asked him to contribute his top 10 records in which piano is the main ingredient.  Here is his list:

Nils Frahm – Wintermusik (EP)

‘Olafur Arnalds – Eulogy for Evolution (Album)

Kashiwa Daisuke – Program Music I (Album)

Max Richter – The Blue Notebooks (Album)

Dustin O’Halloran – Opus 37

Abel Korzeniowski – Becoming George

Yasushi Yoshida – Greyed

Rachel’s – Water from the Same Source

Hauschka – Tanz
Alex Kozobolis – For Snow (EP)
And since he put forward his top 10, I suppose I should put forward mine – though a couple have piano as a feature rather than a driver:
Olafur Arnalds – Eulogy for Evolution
Nils Frahm – Felt
Goldmund – Famous Places
Dustin O’Halloran – Lumiere
Lubomyr Melnyk – Corollaries
The Alvaret Ensemble – s/t
Max Richter – Infra
Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto – Insen
Brambles – Charcoal
Alex Kozobolis – For Snow

 

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