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Once Upon A Romance
Genres: New Age, Pop
Here are ten wonderful, classic songs from the favorite movies of our childhoods, all captured and presented by the incomparable solo piano style of Emile Pandolfi. Few pianists can successfully express as Emile does the r... more »
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Here are ten wonderful, classic songs from the favorite movies of our childhoods, all captured and presented by the incomparable solo piano style of Emile Pandolfi. Few pianists can successfully express as Emile does the range of emotions in these wonderful melodies. Emile's tender touch reminds us of the sweetness and mystery from our own childhoods, bringing that delightful sense of wonder alive in the present.
Melvyn R. Windham | Acworth, GA USA | 11/15/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One advantage of living in Georgia is that Emile Pandolfi sometimes comes to Roswell (Georgia) to give a concert. So far, I have attended three of his concerts. During his first concert, Emile explained that he has endeavored to create an audio illusion of two hands playing the piano when - in fact - he would be using his left hand.He then began playing "A Wish is a Dream Your Heart Makes" from the album "Once Upon a Romance". True to his word, Emile played the first half of the number exclusively with his left hand. At that performance, there was a large screen which showed the keyboard while Emile played. From an audio standpoint - even watching his hand on the screen - I could almost swear he was using both hands. And - watching his left hand at work - I was amazed to see that the fingers he used to carry the melody were quite unlike what you would usually expect to see when one is playing a tune at the keyboard. Once Emile completed the first half of the number, he then went back to using both hands at the keyboard for the rest of the number. When I attended the other two concerts, Emile played the same number at both performances - but - both times - he played the entire number exclusively with the left hand. All I can say is "incredible".In the album, "Once Upon a Romance", you will hear Emile perform the first half of the number exclusively with the left hand, the second half with both hands.Also, in the first performance, Emile played a tape on that big screen, which showed him playing the piano. During that number, suddenly, there were three hands simultaneously at the keyboard. This nearly brought the house down in laughter, as Emile also creates the illusion of that many hands playing during most of the numbers he performs. Emile is clearly in a class all by himself. A pure joy to listen to, and even more so to watch in concert."
Wonderful music, absolutely beautiful and enchanting.
Melvyn R. Windham | 06/19/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is the best of the Disney music. It is beautiful, enchanting, played with such elegance. If I could only own one CD this would be it."
Tom Tolman | Bountiful, Utah USA | 02/05/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"We all recall the first time we heard these Disney Classics as a youngster. There is still an element of those wonderful times in our memory bank. These wonderful tunes played so enchantingly, just brings back a flood of child memories I don't ever want to forget! It reminds me of my first visit to Disneyland just one month after it opened...it was August 12,1955, and I was 12 years old. As I put on this cd and close my eyes, I'm back in time to 1955 and a kid again and all my cares go away....for a time anyway. My most favorite is "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes". I'm a sentimental fool away, and this beautiful melody tugs at my heart strings and brings a tear to my eye. How I wish life was as simple and wonderful as those days gone by. =)"