Saturday, June 30, 2018
Omantic Piano: Pietro Dero and His Orchestra
After Dark Piano Favorites, no less. My kind of easy listening, and I love the wide, lush Somerset/Stereo-Fidelity stereo, but something about the title confuses me: "Omantic" Piano? What's that? A make? Reference to a country? What?
Wait a minute.... Maybe there was a letter in the torn upper-left portion of the cover. Hm. Looks like part of a... K? No, no, an R. An R. Hm.
I got it! "Romantic" Piano!! Whew. Glad I figured that one out.
Minus the magic of MAGIX, this would be a collection of clicks and pops, with some music on top of it. The filters on my MAGIX software mostly took care of that, though I had to do some very precise track splicing--twice at the very start of the last track. There's something about doing two quick fade-ins and -outs in a section that lasts 1/20 or so of a second. And I used the click pencil. You don't have to worry about these things--just enjoy a VG-- disc that sounds M-, and enjoy the excellent playing of Pietro Dero, assuming that is/was his actual moniker. Well worth the listen, even if the campy suggest would suggest otherwise.
Click here to hear: Romantic Piano--Pietro Dero and His Orch.
Rhapsody in Blue
Rhapsody to Rittenhouse Square
Claire de Lune
Sunset Boulevard Concerto
Meditation from Thais
Romantic Piano, w. Pietro Dero and His Orch. (Stereo-Fidelity SF-27900)