Robert Goldstick | Piano Magic and Musical Memories Vol 2

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Piano Magic and Musical Memories Vol 2

by Robert Goldstick

Soothing and melodic piano renditions of favorite songs from the great American Popular Music Songbook
Genre: Easy Listening: American Popular Song
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1. When You Wish Upon A Star
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2. Embraceable You
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3. Star Dust
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4. Smile
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5. My Funny Valentine
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6. Our Love Is Here To Stay
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7. September Song
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8. Deep Purple
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9. Blue Moon
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10. Always
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11. Hawaiian Wedding Song
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12. I Can't Stop Loving You
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13. Moonlight Serenade
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14. Sophisticated Lady
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15. The Sound Of Music
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This CD presents solo piano music at its finest. After many years of playing dinner music, Robert has found that a combination of simplicity with a touch of complexity works wonders on a grand piano to create a serene atmosphere. He often simply states the melody and lets the song and the piano speak for themselves. Then he adds his own interpretation, sometimes with a flair in the tradition of Eddie Duchin, Roger Williams, or Liberace. The combined effect is a CD full of beautiful music that will help pass the time with pleasant images and fond memories.

These songs are particularly loved by our senior generation. Just hearing them often “brings back the best memories” of their lives. But it has also been noted that all generations love and appreciate this style of music and so this CD helps to create a pleasant mood for folks of all ages.

The music in this series of solo piano music, Piano Magic and Musical Memories, was chosen by PBS for their documentary on Alzheimer's disease, "The Forgetting", which aired January 21st, 2004. As part of their efforts they have a web site (http://www.pbs.org/theforgetting/) for the purpose of assisting caregivers and patients with resources and information. Part of the web site is The Living Center, which is an interactive site and includes a "radio" for people to listen to music. They are using all of the public domain music from our Piano Magic and Musical Memories Series Volume 0, in addition to other public domain songs that are available on our web site (www.heart-soul-music.com). They have also listed us a major resource for musicians who want information on how to perform shows in nursing homes.

Biography of the Artist - Robert Goldstick has been playing piano for 56 of his 64 years and has loved every minute of it. He started off taking lessons in classical music and moved on to rock ;n roll in high school, jazz in college and then back to rock ;n roll in his 30s when he became a full-time musician. As a solo player he has performed in hotels and restaurants around the world providing lush dinner music for patrons to enjoy. He developed a style that provides a clear statement of a melody while providing variations that add interest and excitement to every song

He gave up the restaurant and hotel business in 1993 when he discovered the incredible effect his music had on seniors in nursing homes and convalescent centers. This all started one day when he was meeting his daughter at a convalescent hospital in Santa Cruz, CA, and she suggested he play a song or two for the folks. The room was very quiet with people just passing the time, the way they do all day, every day.

"At that time I was performing piano bar at the Mission Ranch in Carmel where one of the favorite songs of the older patrons was ‘I Can't Give You Anything But Love’, so I thought I'd try that. The change in the room was dramatic. It was a party. People started singing along, tapping their feet, clapping their hands. One fellow got out of his wheelchair and started to dance with a nurse. (I found out later he hadn't done that for over two years!) The music's effect was truly magical. This same scenario is repeated EVERY time I play a show - people sing, tap their feet, and some are inspired to dance. It is truly a wonderful gift for me to be able to bring so much joy to folks who need it so much."

He started to perform around 30 shows a month, many of which were called “candlelight dinners” where the folks would dress up a little and he’d play the kind of dinner music that he played in hotels. The effect here was also dramatic, but in a more subdued way, the room got very quiet and all you could hear was the piano music and an occasional voice singing a familiar song. The residents, staff and family all loved the experience and consequently, these CDs were created to provide that type of music.


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carolyn wynn

music everyone loves
everyones favorite songs. great for a party background, relaxing in the car and just great for anytime. i first heard the cd at robert's n-laws house and just had to have my own. thanks for all the work you do with the elderly,it is so necessary. have you made any other cd's?

Dotty

It is majic with alzheimer's resident
I am using these Cd's in my activity deptartment. It is a wonderful addition. Residents that usually just sit through dinner are now singing to the music. I had one of our residents come to me and she is a non stop walker-she sat through the whole cd, then came over said "That music just warms my heart" as she cluches her heart. I am hoping you'll try these, you will not be disapointed.

George Mahler

Great
I love classic country but @75yrs., nothing bring back memories like the the tunes on these CDs and a glass of bourbon (water back).

Carol

Soothing, comforting music for Alzheimer's patients; how wonderful!
I recently watched the PBS Special on Alzheimer's Disease. My friend's mother suffers from this terrible affliction, and it seems there are very few positive measures one can take to improve the quality of life for Alzheimer's patients. Music, however, is transitional and proves to be very soothing and comforting. I ordered Robert Goldstick's CDs, Piano Magic and Musical Memories, Volumes 1 and 2, for my friend's mother, and it's remarkable to see how calm she is while listening to Robert's music. A special "Thank you" to Robert for his beautiful music that is making such a difference! Heart and Soul Music obviously cares about our elders and I'm very grateful for such a positive influence.

Marie Pritchard

Brings back memories to our residents
cd wonderfulI enjoyed the clever way cd baby wrote the news of the anticipated arrival of the cd One of our residents starts singing let me call you sweetheart and sings the same song though the whole tape! I would order it again in a heart beat thanks

nap manisuk

Very satisfied.
One of the best kept secret in Music, please keep it going.

Nan

Great Songs
The CD was everything I expected. However, as allowed by the copyright law, I had planned on making a back up copy and was not able to do that. As for the CD itself, it is wonderfully relaxing

Melanie Anderson

Finally found the music I've been searching for!!!
I ran across these CDs while looking for activity ideas for our assisted living residents. I couldn't believe my good fortune! This is an excellent alternative that I know we will enjoy over and over. I am already planning to order more copies just in case these wear out!


individuals love it. Do not tire of listening to CD.

ann brennan

vol 2
I am very please with my cd. hope to get more thank you ann
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