Let one of contemporary instrumental music's leading artists show you the essentials of playing piano. David Lanz, renowned pianist, composer, and musical innovator, reveals his versatile style through discussions, demonstrations and performances of his beloved melodies. Lanz shares his inspirations as well as the inner processes and techniques of his compositions and performances. Lanz's music is easy for beginners, while offering opportunities for growth and development at the intermediate level. Enjoy the experience of creating musical poetry!
An Evening with Dave Grusin is essentially the soundtrack to the Blu-Ray DVD product, and an app for the iPad, both of which have loads more features. The composer, arranger, and pianist conducts the 75-piece Henry Mancini Orchestra in a live program of his own music – tunes written for cinema – as well as the works of composers Gershwin, Bernstein, and Mancini. The show was co-produced by Grusin's longstanding business associate and collaborator Larry Rosen and Phil Ramone.
Two CD set. Quentin Crisp was one of the UK's most cherished satirists and commentators. Immortalized by John Hurt in the touching film version of his book The Naked Civil Servant, Crisp's flippancy, self-deprecation and theatricality masked a fervent intelligence and a sharp eye for the detail of contemporary English life.