Michael Strening Jr. | Sunrise: Piano Solos

Go To Artist Page

Recommended if You Like
George Winston Keith Jarrett

Album Links
Michael Strening Jr. Tradebit MusicIsHere PayPlay Apple iTunes Bitmunk Emusic GroupieTunes Nexhit PassAlong

More Artists From
United States - Illinois

Other Genres You Will Love
Classical: New Age Easy Listening: Background Music Moods: Featuring Piano
There are no items in your wishlist.

Sunrise: Piano Solos

by Michael Strening Jr.

A collection of instrumental classical/folk fusion pieces inspired by watching nature bloom and transform in the city.
Genre: Classical: New Age
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
available for download only
Share to Google +1

To listen to tracks you will need to update your browser to a recent version.

  Song Share Time Download
1. Sunrise
Share this song!
4:19 $0.99
2. River
Share this song!
8:44 $0.99
3. If And When
Share this song!
5:45 $0.99
4. Snowfall
Share this song!
5:12 $0.99
5. Moon
Share this song!
5:03 $0.99
6. Improvisation
Share this song!
14:08 $0.99
Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


Album Notes
Michael Strening Jr. is going to catch you off guard. His music had restauranteurs in Italy,who initially denied Michael the opportunity to play,throwing open the doors and windows of their restaurants and inviting people on the street to come in and hear his music.

Michael's live performances explode with energy;he unleashes the passion and beauty of his music on the piano,while pausing in between pieces to share the stories about the people and places that inspire his music. A natural storyteller,Michael can tell you about leaves on a tree in a way that has you picture the tree you climbed in your youth,or make you laugh as only your best friend can make you laugh.

Michael's music comes from having been a student of life. Michael spent 3 years living in Italy, and he has journeyed across Europe and the United States. His music emerges from the understanding and empathy of having shared his love of life and music with people of many backgrounds. As a result, his music crosses boundaries to create compassion and community;reaching across culture and language to create understanding.

"Please take a moment to listen to my music. It would be an honor for me. Send me an email and let me know what you think. I know you would enjoy both of my albums. I've written all of the music as a form of solace and uderstanding. And I hope it can provide the same for you." - Michael Strening Jr.

"Michael's music is passionate and beautiful. His c.d.'s are a perfect addition to any music collection." - John Gray(Ph.D) Author, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

"Close your eyes as you listen to Michael painting moods with his fingers of places and times in your life, in his life, in all of our lives." - Gary Dunham WVUD F.M.

"Beautiful" - Kim McNabb Chicago Free Press

"His compositions and chops are impressive." - Brian Williamson ChicagoMusic.net

"Some of the most beautiful piano music I have ever listened to." - Phil Zuber WDCB F.M.

"Strening's fluid playing can be delicate or forceful, and he frequently creates layers of sound" - Terrence Flamm Illinois Entertainer

"There is a language being spoken by the piano that doesn't need translation. It is a universal language thatis pure and honest." - Lisa Gordon Barfly Newspaper, Chicago

"Perfectly suited to an intimate dinner...certain to appeal to fans of George Winston." - Gregg Shapiro Windy City Times, Chicago

"...springs to life with fluttering melodies and dynamic switches from the faintest of sounds to bold flourishes." - Pitch Weekly, Kansas City


to write a review

Daniel James

Hypnotic. Music that engages the varying tempos of modern life.
Wonderfully layered music - each piece speaks to the rise and fall of the rhythms of life. The structure of the music creates an environment which allows for some profoundly passionate moments within each piece.

Dan Mika

Honest Music!
Michael skillfully and passionately provides the listener with musical interpretations that are both easy to hear and embrace. I particularly enjoy the journey he creates on the track titled “River”. This is honest music!


My favorite CD for a Sunday Morning
This is one my favorite CD in our collection. The music is incredibly unique and so moving. Great anytime you need quality music -- mornings, afternnoons, evening, dinner parties, car rides, whatever.


His music is enchanting and sophisticated. When I'm down, this picks me up!

Christine Fluhler

Great music for baby, toddler and mom too!
I met Michael at a show and was so surprised at how relaxing and peaceful his music is. He is such a giving person and when he plays it's like he's giving a great gift. I play Michael's CD every night during night time for my 21 month old son to relax and settle down to. Thanks Michael your FABULOUS!


Piano Music For Guys Who Play Ice-Hockey
Snowfall is about the beauty of the snowfall that distracted Michael -- right before he got body-checked into the next universe :-)

Check it out!

Megan Douglas

Beautiful, moving, and inspiring - this CD is a must have.
I am fortunate to have seen Michael play live several times, the first being a show in Rome, Italy. What is amazing about this disc is the exceptional emotional journey Michael brings you on. It is apparent that Michael is in love with music and the life that inspires it. Listening to this disc makes me think of all the things that are so amazing about being alive; the stillness of a sunrise, the touch of a lover, a walk through a bustling city. This disc makes it clear that Michael has his finger on the pulse of the human experience. Listening to Sunrise is a truly exceptional event.