What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of winter?
Following my first two piano albums “Romantic Dreams” and “Sunny Moments”, in which summer, sun and sea are the central themes, the idea for a winter album was born.
At first I was a bit skeptical because I associated winter first and foremost with darkness, the cold, snow slush, sniffles and icy streets. But the more I thought about the facets of this seemingly so inhospitable time of year, the more beautiful, magical and indeed unique things came to mind - things that you can only experience in winter: for example, how white snowflakes enchant our world, how much fun you can have on a snowy, sunny winter’s day ice skating or skiing, having a snowball fight or riding a horse-drawn sleigh.
It can be so delightful to enjoy the silence in the light of a candle around the fireplace, experiencing the romance, to dream while fat snowflakes are falling outside. And last but not least: every single year, I am fascinated by Christmas - by its lights, smells, songs, the sound of the bells ringing in something new.
I have translated all sides of winter into music for you in this album and now I’m inviting you to see the joy and special features of this season with new eyes and to enjoy and discover them again through listening, playing and dreaming.
All of them are impressive performance pieces with which you can perform on a variety of occasions (whether at a big, public music school concerts, at the music competition “Jugend musiziert”, at school or in private) and can further develop your pianistic abilities.
I hope you have a great time and lots of enjoyment with these “Winter Dreams”.
Your Angela Maurer
This book is available in German only.