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22 Piano Tales

by Galya

22 beautiful tales of emotion expressed through solo piano that will touch your heart by award winner pianist and composer.
Genre: Classical: Piano solo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Fragile
1:40 $0.99
2. Live in Love
2:05 $0.99
3. Merci
2:07 $0.99
4. Turning the Page
2:20 $0.99
5. My Angel
1:57 $0.99
6. Rose Garden
1:33 $0.99
7. Adieu
2:00 $0.99
8. Happy Birthday
1:16 $0.99
9. Lullaby
1:39 $0.99
10. Now and Forever
1:44 $0.99
11. Summer Dream
2:17 $0.99
12. Prelude
1:33 $0.99
13. First Autumn Leaf
2:04 $0.99
14. Promise
1:45 $0.99
15. Eventide
1:17 $0.99
16. Brother John
1:29 $0.99
17. Broken
1:37 $0.99
18. Frosen Flower
2:46 $0.99
19. Legende du vent doux
1:16 $0.99
20. Lily
2:05 $0.99
21. Good Evening to You
1:54 $0.99
22. Night Wind
2:03 $0.99
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Album Notes
As one of classical music’s most enchanting performers and personalities, Galya has captivated audiences around the world. Her releases have attained enviable positions on the music charts, cementing her reputation as one of classical music’s most popular and bankable stars.
“22 Piano Tales” is her fourth solo piano album.



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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"22 Piano Tales" is the third full-length solo piano album from French pianist/composer Galya, following If Only.... (2009) and Key of Dreams (2011). A classically-trained pianist from a very early age through college and beyond, Galya’s music is melodic and accessible yet complex enough to reveal new subtleties each time you listen. The twenty-two Tales are all relatively short with the longest piece clocking in at 2:46 and the shortest at 1:16 - about the same length as most of Chopin’s Preludes. Each piece is a gem, each telling its story with emotion, a beautiful playing style, and an abundance of heart. Sometimes light and breezy and sometimes much more serious or even sad, I love this album more every time I listen to it (about ten times so far!).

"22 Piano Tales" begins with “Fragile,” a graceful and poignant piece that lets you know that this is going to be a very special listening experience. “Live in Love” expresses a blissful kind of happiness where dreams come true and anything is possible. “Merci” is a very warm and heartfelt “thank you” to someone very special. “Turning the Page” is a favorite and seems to be about moving forward confidently but with a little fear of the unknown. I love “My Angel,” a tender love song that comes from the heart. “Adieu” is a painful goodbye - dark and absolutely gorgeous with a so much emotion packed into two short minutes. “Happy Birthday” is a sweet take on the classic birthday song. “Lullaby” is another favorite - gently rhythmic and soothing. “Now and Forever” is a bit more abstract and improvisational but very evocative. “Prelude” has a haunting and melancholy tone that touches deeply. “Eventide” is a quiet and atmospheric sound painting in shades of misty blue-gray. Has a more elegant arrangement of “Frere Jacques” than Galya’s “Brother John” ever graced our ears? “Legende du Vent Doux” is in constant graceful motion - gentle but purposeful. “Good Evening to You” is warm, light and cheerful - a chance meeting with a friend (another favorite!). “Night Wind” brings the album to an intense and beautiful close. Where’s that “replay” button?

"22 Piano Tales" makes it official that Galya is one of my favorite artists. Combining her rigorous classical training with her original contemporary compositions gives her a unique voice and the playing chops to effectively express whatever she chooses - a wonderful combination! Very highly recommended!

Michael Diamond (

Reveiw excerpt from Music and Media Focus
In the world of fictional literature, tales are told in a variety of forms ranging from epic novels to short stories. Having had the pleasure of writing a feature article about Galya’s previous album, “Key of Dreams,” which showcased her talent for intricate and detailed composition, I was fascinated to receive her new release, “22 Piano Tales,” that is more an example of the short story analogy. But like a well-crafted short story or a Zen koan, it is not the length, but the depth of its content that conveys the meaning.

As the title of the first track, “Fragile,” implies, the composition is a portrait of delicate beauty. I found the romantic strains of both “Live in Love” and “Merci” to be quite moving, and would work perfectly in a film soundtrack. Among the highlights, I must mention the beautiful piece called “Turning the Page,” and the absolutely exquisite video Galya has created for it. While many of Galya’s songs are romantic and light hearted, she also explores diverse emotional terrain, such as the wistful air heard on “Adieu.” The sadness of saying goodbye to a loved one is beautifully portrayed here and is accentuated by her use of space, which speaks as eloquently as the notes in the melody. I also appreciated this balance of sound and silence in her poignant composition, “Now and Forever.”

Among the qualities that stand out most to me in Galya’s music is her exquisite balance of technique and training with deep expressiveness and emotion. I wasn’t sure how I was going to relate to these much shorter pieces compared to her more lengthy previous recordings, but I enjoyed them very much. It reminded me a bit of “tapas” in Spanish cuisine, where small servings of a number of different dishes are served. Galya’s short pieces were just enough to give a burst of musical flavor and a tuneful taste without filling the listener up on a longer, more musically caloric composition. As such, “22 Piano Tales” makes a wonderful introduction to this gifted artist, as well as being a welcome addition to the music collections of Galya’s long time fans.

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