Karen FitzGerald | Heart of the Rain

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Heart of the Rain

by Karen FitzGerald

Beautiful, contemporary solo piano inspired by the rainy climate of Northwest Washington. Lyrical, relaxing, intelligent, and heartfelt, this is music to soothe the soul.
Genre: New Age: Neo-Classical
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Remembering
5:07 $0.99
2. Winter's Flight
6:14 $0.99
3. Turquoise Flame
7:45 $0.99
4. A Rainy Night Outside Your Door
7:18 $0.99
5. Summer Rain
6:22 $0.99
6. Moods
6:24 $0.99
7. The Wind's Lament
10:30 $0.99
8. Emergence
5:25 $0.99
9. Lullaby
3:42 $0.99
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Album Notes
"I have always loved the rain... the soothing sound of rain on the roof, dancing and playing in the warm summer rain as a child, the wistful feeling of staring out the window as the rain falls outside... Rain calls out a more tender, emotional side of my being, connecting me with the natural world and with my heart. It is this same experience that I look for in my time at the piano. My greatest wish is that this music bring peace and gentle opening to the hearts of those who listen. Thank you for sharing a part of my world with me." ~ Karen

Artist description:
Contemporary instrumental performing and recording artist Karen FitzGerald brings together a classically trained technique with a deeply personal musical intuition that comes straight from the heart. Her solo piano compositions range from delicate and soothing to passionate and soul-stirring, evoking the beauty of nature, the subtle shades of human emotion, and a longing for spiritual wholeness.

Music style: Impressionistic, romantic, contemplative, solo acoustic piano

Musical influences: Keith Jarrett, George Winston

Similar Artists: George Winston, Liz Story, David Lanz, Michael Jones

Artist history:
Karen's musical life began before birth as her mother played the classics on the family's baby grand piano. At age five Karen begged for lessons, and twelve years later graduated with honors from the Wilmington Music School in her home town in Delaware. In college, Karen majored in Physics, but when she needed a break from her studies, was once again drawn to the piano. As she released pent up feelings, she learned how to improvise, and began creating her own distinctive musical vocabulary.

Karen then moved to Northwest Washington and began working as a computer programmer, developing her music on the side. In the early '80s, influenced Keith Jarrett and George Winston, Karen began taking composing seriously. Her first pieces were released in 1987 on a cassette album entitled Turquoise Flame.

In 1996 Karen ended her programming career to pursue music full time. In 1999 she released her first CD, Heart of the Rain. The album has received excellent reviews from the press, and is now heard on over 30 New Age radio programs across the country.

For more reviews and sound clips from the album, please visit Karen's web site at www.karenfitzgerald.com.



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Excellent album
Great sound straight from the heart. Full of reflective, thoughtful melody. Soothes and inspires. A little bit pricey though.

Solo Piano Publications

A lovely surprise
Karen FitzGerald's debut album is a lovely surprise... I highly recommend Heart of the Rain.

Victory Music Review

A hidden gem here in the Northwest
Contemporary solo grand piano is delivered in flowing, accurate statements. A hidden gem here in the Northwest.

The Every Other Weekly

An exceptionally well-performed and recorded debut CD
Heart of the Rain is an exceptionally well-performed and recorded debut CD with wonderfully conceived melodies and a cleanly delivered and mixed performance.

The Bellingham Herald

Imagine a summer downpour, a winter storm, or the dawning of the sun.
Listening to Heart of the Rain, one can imagine a summer downpour, a winter storm, or the dawning of the sun...Her music is at once contemplative, sweeping and meditative.