Steinway & Sons presents a second volume of Cole Porter songs, this one focused on rarities.
The songs are given beautiful performances by the Emmy Award winning pianist Earl Rose, whose specialty is The Great American Songbook.
“Rose is a fine melodic improviser and those skills come into play here in spades… gorgeous right-hand phrasing... his sense of time and syncopation is impeccable.”
Cole Porter On A Steinway, Vol. 2 • STNS 30182
Recorded September - December, 2020 at Steinway Hall, New York City.
Producer: Jon Feidner
Engineer: Lauren Sclafani
Assistant Engineer: Melody Nieun Hwang
Production Assistant: Renée Oakford
Mixing and Mastering: Daniel Shores
Executive Producers: Eric Feidner, Jon Feidner
Art Direction: Jackie Fugere
Piano Technician: Lauren Sclafani
Piano: Steinway Model D # 610511 (Hamburg)
About the Artist
Earl Rose is an American composer, pianist, arranger and conductor. Classically trained, Rose graduated from the Mannes College Of Music in New York, majoring in piano and studying with Edith Oppens and Frances Dillon. He also studied abroad at the Vienna Academie Of Music and conducting at The Juilliard School under Emanuel Balaban.
In addition to writing film and television music, Rose has composed several well-known pop and R & B songs. he has received numerous awards for his music, which include winning a Daytime Emmy award, receiving 13 Daytime Emmy Award Nominations and a News and Documentary Emmy Award Nomination. While still in college, he became the Assistant Music Conductor for The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson, and later went on to compose the theme songs for Captain Kangaroo, Dick Cavett Show as well as Ryan’s Hope and All My Children.
Rose, as pianist and conductor, appears in concert throughout the world. These appearances include performing with his jazz trio and Earl Rose and Friends (piano, bass, drums, and cello).
Rose is in the 27th year of his residency as a pianist in Bemelmans Bar at the Carlyle Hotel in New York City.
Rose has released two other albums on the Steinway label: In My Life - The Beatles on a Steinway and New Standards, which includes recent hits as well as favorites from the American Songbook.
About Steinway & Sons label
The STEINWAY & SONS music label produces exceptional albums of solo piano music across all genres. The label — a division of STEINWAY & SONS, maker of the world’s finest pianos — is a perfect vessel for producing the finest quality recordings by some of the most talented pianists in the world.