Carol Lian | Ode to Dante

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Ode to Dante

by Carol Lian

Ode to Dante is highly dramatic, lyrical and meditative free-form improvisations influenced by classical roots and the powerful poetry of 13th century poet Dante.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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1. The Descent
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2. Limbo
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3. The Gates
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4. The Evil Counselors
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5. The Sowers of Discord
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6. The Secret Crypt
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7. Purgatory
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8. The Passageway
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Carol Lian is known as an innovative, original pianist, receiving considerable critical acclaim for her exceptional ability to cross the lines between the performance and interpretation of classical repertoire as well as performing improvisations in her own style . These improvisations are spontaneous works which critics have lauded as lyrical, original, fascinating and intriguing, remarking that she convincingly blends various traditions without lapsing into mere eclecticism.

These spontaneous 9 improvisations were inspired by 13th century poet Dante\'s masterpiece The Inferno, an intense and moving human drama and story of a man\'s way through the infinite torment of Hell in his search for Paradise.

Lian\'s captivating performance takes you on a journey through music that somehow leaves you changed,and wanting to listen again and again.

In Lian\'s words,\" I was so overwhelmed with the power of
Dante\'s poetry, his ability to communicate sensory, visual and emotional thoughts with such directness,honesty ,and simplicity, that the unexplained reaction to this was the
9 improvisations as a tribute to his remarkable art.


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Ghazal Campbell

Thank you for this great composition
Last evening, I dimmed the light,sat comfortably on the couch to listen to "Ode to Dante". I couldn't believe what I was hearing. What an incredible composition. I felt completely transported to a different dimension. I was being immersed in the movement of this amazing sound which I was experiencing. I kept saying wow..wow..wow..I felt the strength of the light airy sound traveling through dark and turbulence, staying strong, aware of what is happening and yet untouched by it all.I felt one with the light sound able to travel through anything and only be fascinated by the experience itself. When the disc ended, I felt like I was sitting in a concert hall, joining many who were saying, bravo..bravo..bravo.