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Stars: Piano Solos

by Michael Strening Jr.

A classical/folk/jazz/blues fusion inspired by his 3 years spent living in Rome.
Genre: Classical: New Age
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1. Wedding Song
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2. Stars
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3. Pulse
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4. A New Beggining
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5. Coming Home
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6. Wedding Song Part II
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7. Lullaby
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Album Notes
Michael's "Stars" album is a classical/folk/jazz/blues fusion-written while living in Rome, and inspired by the people and experiences of his 3 years spent living in Italy. After the release of his first album "Sunrise" Michael developed an injury, and thought he may never play piano again. But through hard work and discipline Michael began to play again and this album is a celebration of his return to playing and all the people he met along the way.

"Please take a moment to listen to my music. It would mean alot to me. After you listen, email me and let me know what you think. It would be an honor for me to share my music with you. Peace." -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.

"Springs to life with fluttering melodies and dynamic switches- from the faintest of sounds to bold flourishes." - Andrew Miller Pitch Weekly(Kansas City)

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

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

"Perfectly suited to an intimate dinner party...certain to apeal to fans of George Winston." - Gregg Shapiro Windy City Times(Chicago)


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Daniel James

Wonderfully passionate music - music that you feel as much as hear.
This album oozes passion. From the powerful feeling of hope in the 'wedding song' to the calm reflectance of 'a new beginning' this album creates a wonderful connection between artist and listener.

Lindsey Novak

I could listen for hours. This music is filled with passion.
I LOVE Strening's music. It's up there, or rather, above, George Winston's music. It's clearly not your typical new age tunes.

David Spalding

Great music from a great guy
One never tires of listening to the melodic tones of Michael Stening Jr

Frank Thomas Burns

New Age Fusion with a story behind every song!
Music can take you places when all is not right in the world. STARS and Micheal Strening's story behind each song magically takes me to a better place in my car, at home or at work. The stories are translated into lyricless new age music that will speak to anyone who listens.

Laura Barney

My fiance and I listened to Stars as we planned our wedding ceremony. It is a beautiful, touching CD. I've passed copies along to my family as well.

Christopher Garlington

Michael Strening is a rising star
As a music retailer, I listen to new music every day to determine what's out there for my customers. I listen to A LOT of music and I know a LOT about music and I'm an unsympathetic, unsentimental bastard when it comes to getting rid of stuff that won't sell.
Mr. Strening's is excellent. His piano playing fits in a genre that is similar to the sountrack work of Michael Nyman. It is melodic and introspective without being dark or brooding. It is elegant and lilting without becoming sappy and indistinct. His compositions are lively and filed with interesting arpeggios and sweeping melodic runs and are cleasrly born of passion for playing piano.

Buy his CD for your friends who are getting married; buy it for your Mom; buy it for someone who needs to relax but not fall aslepp; buy it for your friends who have been listening to bad new age and John Tesh and open their ears. Not all of the atmospheric classical music being sold today sounds like Yanni. Some of it stands above the rest--like Michael Strening's Cd, "Stars".


Captivating from the first note!!
5 stars for "Stars"!! If I could give 100 stars, it still wouldn't be enough! I had the pleasure of meeting Michael recently, and enjoyed every moment of listening to his live performance and his CDs while at our Health and Harmony Fair in Sonoma County! I went back the second day to hear more! His music is profound, thrilling, awe-inspiring and absolutely fabulous! I highly recommend both of his CDs and any future CDs to come! If my mere words aren't enough to convince the casual surfer as to the scintillating piano performances on these two discs, perhaps to say that my autistic daughter was captivated from the first note!! She was riveted to the spot. Michael's music is a wonderful addition to any collection! I play the piano myself, and I must say that his music is brilliant and very enjoyable!

Bliss Browne

Extraordinarily soulful music, like swimming in a clear stream
Wow! Michael Strening Jr.'s "Stars" light up your soul. This music is clear, passionate, open, inviting. Ever since I heard the CD last week, and met Michael, I have been recommending "Stars" to friends around the world. I have been a fan of George Winston but I like Michael's music even better!