This is the ideal CD for those times when you just want to de-stress with a glass of wine and a good book, and of course have some soothing and relaxing instrumental music playing gently in the background as you settle back in your favorite cushy chair.
This is also the ideal CD for those times when you're at the office with paperwork all over your desk, deadlines looming, and the contents of the in-box blocking out the light from your overhead fixture.
Other times you should listen to this CD:
1. When putting kids to bed 2. When putting yourself to bed 3. As soon as you get up in the morning 4. Morning commute to work 5. Evening commute from work 6. As soon as you get home from work 7. Sundays 8. Saturdays 9. The days in between
Times you probably shouldn't play this CD:
1. Teenager's parties (unless you're not-so subtly hinting that it's time for them to pack it in) 2. Band practice (unless you're not-so subtly hinting that it's time for them to pack it in) 3. Other people's piano recitals (might give them a complex) 4. Rock concerts (you're already deaf anyway, so don't waste your time)
Robin Meloy Goldsby performs these songs at Schloss Lerbach, which is a castle in Germany near Cologne, so these are really, truly, "Songs from the Castle".
Eleven of the tracks are new compositions, the rest being standards beautifully translated and arranged in her unique style. You'll recognize "Legends of the Fall" (James Horner) and "Greensleeves", but the one that really strikes a note with me is her wonderful performance of "Pachelbel Canon in D: Variations on a Theme" (and I'm not even a classical music fan)
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Solo Piano Music by Robin Meloy Goldsby: Songs from the Castle pays tribute to the places I once dreamed about, and to the castle where I currently perform. In between long-ago memories and fantasies and the harsh realities of my everyday life as a musician and writer, I've built a few castles of my own. These invisible palaces exist in my cherished memories of family and friends, the home I've made with my husband and children, and the music I've continued to write as I approach my 50th birthday. My definition of beauty has changed in the four decades that I have been composing and performing music. I've come a long way from fairy wings, blue-gunned sequined dresses, plastic tiaras, and the desire to wear an angel costume while strumming a zither. but my desire to be surrounded by beauty has never altered course. Please enjoy the music! To read my "living liner notes" visit: www.robin.goldsby.de Robin Meloy Goldsby, 2007