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
Starlight Rhapsody
Claire de Lune
Lonestar Concerto
Sunset Boulevard Concerto
Meditation from Thais

Romantic Piano, w. Pietro Dero and His Orch. (Stereo-Fidelity SF-27900)



The Macs said...

I wonder if they were trying to trick nearsighted people into thinking they were buying a Peter Nero album?

Excellent album, thank you!

Lee Hartsfeld said...

You're welcome. I know it's way better than I expected!

Jim said...

A wonderful, extremely listenable LP - and one I've never seen in all my thrift store ramblings. I love your blog and especially the in-depth "liner notes" you provide for the LPs you share.

My one complaint - and I know it's one you've addressed many times in the past - the the virus and malware-laden ZippyShare links. I cannot tell you how many times I've had my computer infected and/or browser hijacked by those insidious pop-ups.

Other than that, I would say that this site ranks as one of the most useful, intelligent and genuinely scholarly of its type. Definitely an important archive of material which would otherwise be dismissed and fall into oblivion.

Lee Hartsfeld said...


Sorry about Zippyshare. At the moment, I don't have an alternative to it. As far as I know, I haven't gotten any infections from the pop-ups (I have free Avast), which I immediately close. Typically, my first click on the Download button brings up a false page, I close it, then I reclick. Second time starts the download.

But I'll look into finding an alternative. Z. is a royal pain, I know. And I'm tired of having to tell them no on the notifications. What would they be notifying us of?

I'll look at my (free) options....

Lee Hartsfeld said...


And thanks for the kind praise! I appreciate it.