Arthur Dobrucki | Six Dance Episodes (EP)

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Six Dance Episodes (EP)

by Arthur Dobrucki

"New Classical" piano compositions continue the solo piano tradition for the 21st century.
Genre: Classical: New Age
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dance No. 1 in F-sharp minor
2:02 $0.99
2. Dance No. 2 in C
2:11 $0.99
3. Dance No. 3 in F-sharp
2:21 $0.99
4. Nude Waltz
3:34 $0.99
5. Rond de Jambe
5:01 $0.99
6. The One Ballet
8:29 $0.99
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Album Notes
Six Dance Episodes (EP) is the second release on Azure Hills Music by pianist, composer, and improviser, Arthur Dobrucki.

"Three Dances" carry forward the classical piano dance style with a mix of traditional and contemporary dance rhythms. These works are inspired by piano artists Frederic Chopin and Keith Jarrett.

The "Nude Waltz" echoes traditional piano waltzes that engage the listener. The sparse and naked harmonic structure inspire the moniker for this piece.

"Rond de Jambe" is written with the ballet movement of the same name in mind. Rond de Jambe calls for graceful circular leg motions by the dancer, movements which can be set to this piano music.

The final work, "The One Ballet" was conceived for a solo dance. It is also characteristic of traditional classical piano music while maintaining contemporary accessible stylings.

The music of Arthur Dobrucki is featured on Whisperings Solo Piano Radio.

Also available by Arthur Dobrucki is the solo piano recording "The Darkness and The Light.”

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Patti Sherwood

Music to cause your brain to dance - firing each synapse with joy.
"Six Dance Episodes" is a delight to listen to. It is at times playful - at times serious - at times romantic - and always soulful! A true joy to listen to.

Kathy Parsons

Classical and contemporary!
“6 Dance Episodes” is the second solo piano release from Arthur Dobrucki on the Azure Hills Music label. LIke his first release, “The Darkness and the Light,” the musical styling is mostly classical with jazz and contemporary dance touches. The dances vary from slow and graceful to lively and upbeat, showcasing Dobrucki’s versatility and very expressive and impressive playing abilities. At just under twenty-four minutes, this EP is available on CD Baby for a very modest $6.98 - a real bargain for music of this quality and depth!

“Dance #1 in F-sharp minor” opens the set with a colorful and upbeat dance that has a bit of Russian flavor. The second theme is a lively but subdued waltz that contrasts beautifully with the bigger, bolder opening theme. “Dance #2 in C major” is jazzier and has more of a playful edge. “Dance #3 in F-sharp major” is more intense and agitated, and it’s easy to visualize contemporary dance movements working with it perfectly. “The Nude Waltz” has a very “sparse and naked” harmonic structure that inspired its name. Quiet and gentle, the simplicity of this piece also reveals “naked” emotions that come from the heart. “Rond de Jambe” was written with the ballet movement of the same name in mind (it calls for graceful circular leg motions). The quiet elegance of this piece is both charming and touching, evoking visual images of a dancer onstage by herself dancing to her own inner music, calming her soul. The ‘One’ Ballet” was conceived as a solo dance. It begins simply, with a lovely understated melody that builds as it evolves. The themes intensify, become quiet again, build to a big almost humorous romp, and end with a whisper. At 8 1/2 minutes, this fascinating piece goes through all kinds of changes, yet remains very solid and seamless. I’d love to see this ballet performed!

My only complaint about this album is that I wish it was longer! I love Arthur Dobrucki’s composing style and his marvelous playing technique, and highly recommend “6 Dance Episodes” to those who prefer their solo piano music with a strong classical influence. Great stuff!