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Twilight

An album by Robin Meloy Goldsby

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  • Apr 20, 2009
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"Twilight" is an incredible collection of original solo piano pieces by Robin Meloy Goldsby. Her first CD, "Somewhere in Time," was her arrangements of favorite popular songs, so it's great to hear a full CD of originals. A classically-trained pianist from an early age and a professional pianist in hotels, resorts, lounges, and now European castles(!!!), Goldsby has a wonderfully flowing and expressive touch that conveys a wide array of emotions and colors. For the sake of comparison, if you like Robin Spielberg's music, you'll like Goldsby's, too. The best of friends for many years, they share a similar approach to their music, which is a delight! Also the author of two exceptional books, Goldsby brings a full life and a wealth of experience to her music.


The title track opens "Twilight," a piece that paints a picture of utter contentment - a lovely, dreamy way to begin. "One Woman's Journey" is a favorite. A little darker and more pensive, it flows with the timeless grace of deep thought. I also really like "Peaceful Harbor," with its quiet, sparkling motion and tranquil mood. "Winter Sea" is a bit more turbulent, but always beautifully mysterious. "Following Your Light" is a tender love song composed in honor of Goldsby's son's first day of kindergarten and all of the emotions that evokes. "When Stars Dance" is my favorite track on this album. The minor key paints a dark backdrop for the shimmering sparkle of the stars as they swirl in perfect motion in the sky. "Waltz For Alex" is a touching piece that celebrates the adoption of a 3-year-old Russian girl by some friends. A slow dance with classical touches, it overflows with love. "The Light In Julia's Eyes" tells of the limitless love of a mother for her newborn daughter and of seeing herself reflected in her innocent eyes - a piece composed straight from the heart. "Hush" is a gentle lullabye that Goldsby sang with her son every night before he went to sleep. Spilling over with tenderness and love, it's a graceful and emotional close to an outstanding CD.


"Twilight" is a wonderful CD for those who love piano and instrumental music at its most lyrical and graceful. Sure to bring a peaceful smile and a wistful tear. Very highly recommended!!!

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I have been a private piano teacher since 1981. I have been writing reviews for a long time, and have my own review and interview site, MainlyPiano.com. I teach piano in person and online, so now I can … more
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Robin Meloy Goldsby composes and performs beautiful piano music. She performed for ten years as one of New York City’s leading hotel pianists. She lists among her credits the Grand Hyatt Hotel, The Plaza, The Pierre, The Waldorf Astoria, and the Sheraton Centre. She is best known for her solo piano performances at New York’s Marriott Marquis Hotel where she played the 1985 grand opening and spent the next seven years captivating diverse audiences with her unique musical style.

Robin Meloy Goldsby grew up in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and attended Chatham College. She studied piano with Bill Chrystal and performed as a musician and actor in many Don Brockett productions. Robin’s father is Bob Rawsthorne, Pittsburgh drummer and percussionist for the Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood show.

While living in New York, Ms. Goldsby also served as the musical director of the critically acclaimed international tour of "Sesame Street Live with Luis and Gordon."

In 1994, the Evergreen Music label released Goldsby’s lovely solo recording debut of standards and popular classics, "Somewhere in Time." This recording is currently available through Amazon.com.

Shortly after the release of "Somewhere in Time," Goldsby moved to Cologne, Germany, with her husband, world-class jazz bassist John Goldsby. During the next five years, she stayed at home with their two small children, studied the German language, and began composing fifteen new piano solos for "TWILIGHT,"a recording ...

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Label: Bass Lion Music
Release Date: June 1, 2004

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