“Remarkable technical command and a gift for melodic flow."
— The New York Times
About the meeting of the “popular” and the “serious” on Get Happy: Virtuoso Show Tunes for Piano, Jenny Lin says: “It depends on how one defines 'popular' and 'serious.' A lot of these pieces are extremely virtuosic. Perhaps the original tunes themselves are popular, but the materials used in the arrangements are serious. What sets these arrangements apart is that they are all by performing pianists. I have always admired pianists who can play and compose, and I wanted to pay tribute to them with this album. They are our present-day versions of Liszt and Busoni. Also, I am always curious about new repertoire, always looking for ideas and music that bring something new to listeners.”
Get Happy: Virtuoso Show Tunes for Piano represents music as its most exuberant and lyrical — and universal. Lin says: “I remember hearing a lot of these tunes when I was a child in Taiwan and loving them. People from any culture and era can appreciate them. The songs are so well written, so warm and welcoming, so delightful as pure music. George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers and the other composers on this album were genius melodists. They created a universal language that everyone can embrace. And a successful arrangement can only enhance the greatness of this music, giving us a new and surprising way to appreciate it.”
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“Get Happy: Broadway Showpieces for Piano”
About Steinway & Sons
Since its founding in New York in 1853, Steinway & Sons has been considered the world's premier piano manufacturer. Known for their exceptional craftsmanship, Steinway & Sons pianos are built in one of two company-owned and operated factories: Astoria, New York and Hamburg, Germany. Steinway & Sons pianos are still constructed primarily by hand, using many of the techniques developed over 160 years ago. Today, Steinway & Sons also offers the Boston and Essex piano lines, Listen, a magazine for music and culture lovers, and the Steinway & Sons record label. For more information, visit www.steinway.com.
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