Critically acclaimed American pianist Robert Henry presents his highly anticipated debut recording, “Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz“.
"Robert Henry’s lyricism hits the mark. Cogent shaping, dynamism, and power…inner voices decisively sing and project in his Chopin…bass lines reinforce this music’s often ignored backbone…rapturous and texturally refined playing…absolutely enchanting."
GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE (Feb. 2011 review of “Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz”)
Released in 2010, this recording is a collection of some of the world’s best loved melodies, featuring Nocturnes of Chopin, Fauré, Grieg, Liszt and many others, including the world premiere of Alexei Stanchinsky’s forgotten Nocturne from 1907.
As a tribute to one of his musical mentors, Robert has created his own transcription of Chet Atkins' "Waltz for the Lonely." Robert describes his arrangement as a 1920s Grand Romantic transcription in the manner of Leopold Godowsky and Sergei Rachmaninoff, gently bordering on jazz. The sheet music for this arrangement will be available in Fall, 2011.
A video documentary of Robert’s recording experience, “The Making of Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz”, has recently been awarded two Telly Awards. View the documentary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0f587ogJGw&feature=player_embedded
Robert’s website: www.roberthenry.org