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Alice K. from CHUCKEY, TN
Reviewed on 3/4/2014...
Love this CD especially the title song. I had a cassette tape with it on years ago, but now have the CD. Yay!!
Laurie S. from TEWKSBURY, MA
Reviewed on 10/16/2013...
One of my favorites...
Kathy Parsons | Florence, OR United States | 05/23/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the late 1980's, when new age music was becoming more popular, David Lanz started doing more piano work again, rather than synth. His 1988 album, "Cristofori's Dream" is a true classic. Lanz utilized a combination of piano, synthesizers, and other instruments, but the piano really dominates. In this album, Lanz fulfilled a dream of being able to play one of his favorite songs from the `60's, "A Whiter Shade of Pale," with the original keyboard player from Procol Harum, Matthew Fisher. The title song from this album is David's favorite of his compositions, and remains one of his most popular pieces to date. "Cristofori's Dream" is about the inventor of the piano, Bartolomeo Cristofori, who was a harpsichord builder. As the story David tells goes, Cristofori was working very late in his shop one night, and fell asleep at his workbench. He had a dream of seeing his new invention going through its development all the way to becoming a concert grand piano, and the song ends with the piano turning back into a child's toy or music box. This is one of my all-time favorite pieces of music, and I never tire of hearing or playing it. Other titles include "Spiral Dance," "Wings to Altair," and "Summer's Child.""
6 stars - one of the best of it's genre...
Michael J Harrington | Phoenix, Arizona USA | 04/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have been a big new age fan since I first heard "Shadowfax" and other Windham Hill artists..but upon hearing this MASTERPIECE, it put a new perspective on just what great 'new age' music is...This is simply one of (if not THE) best new age CDs ever made. For those only liking to get a 'few CD's in their collection of music like this', make this one of them. For new agers who just don't like David Lanz, well, forget it...David Lanz is simply a MASTER at the piano - I originally thought his approach was overly fluffy and not 'technical enough'. Well, this was wrong on my part, as David's counterparts were putting out some, well quite simply, BORING or uninspired piano music...I cannot say more except that everyone I have ever played this CD for (or let others borrow) has said that this CD is simply FANTASIC...."