The original composition "Words of Amber" was written by Olafur Arnalds in Ravenna, in Italy. He got inspired by an unusually good grand piano so that he spent the whole day writing on it. It has beautiful wistful harmonies and sensual clarity. Anna Sutyagina plays "Words of Amber" differently from the original version, it is more driven by the flow and less meditative, it is shorter. Anna Sutyagina is a concert pianist and the Artistic director of Moving Classics TV, a popular curated discovery channel for new piano music located in Munich, Germany.
Anna is searching for the beauty in contemporary piano music. For her second album, Anna chose the compositions with the motto „Dream in me“. Composers like Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds or Ludovico Einaudi write gentle and soothing music with the meditative value. Their music thrives on the minimalism and their haunting melodies are searching for emotional clarity. Dustin O’Halloran has a filigran style that might sound enigmatic. Peter Maxwell Davies tries to harness the same feelings of joy, loss, desire and frustration that you find in the simple folk songs. All in all, it is very sincere and direct music that connects with today’s emotions. It is about dreamy mood and space and minimalism and emotion.
Anna Sutyagina loves Olafur Arnalds' musical style that she names as " the sensual clarity" . She writes in her album sleeve: "His harmonies are stunning - wistful and melancholic and they take us in a world of dreams. But it is about the contemporary emotions - it is what we call today „zeitgeisty music“.
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