Opus Four is Tim Neumark's fourth CD, a follow-up to the well-received debut, "Biography", his "Christmas" CD of traditional favorites, and the 2009 release "Influence". Opus Four was nominated by SoloPiano.com for Classical/Neo-Classical album of the year in 2013. Two of its tracks were nominated for Hollywood Music in Media Awards: A Moment of Joy (Best New Age/Instrumental Song) and Adagio Sostenuto (Best Classical piece).
This album includes all of the tracks from Tim's 2012 track-a-month campaign. Unlike Tim's other CDs, where almost every track had a specific dedication or inspiration, Opus Four's song titles are drawn from inspiration or the emotion evoked by the music itself.
Tracks are written about family (birth of a daughter, a father battling cancer), written about the moment of the track's inspiration (A Moment of Joy, Winter Dreams), or simply written as music for the sake of music (Waltz in F Minor, Adagio Sostenuto, Persian Rhapsody). As with all Tim's CDs, there is a meditation piece to calm your mood, and Opus Four also includes a closing track, Chasing Glory, that will knock your socks off.
There is a range of pieces from contemplative to energetic, from classical to contemporary - there are sure to be a number of enjoyable pieces for the solo piano listener.