A la recherche du temps perdu No. 1 - played by Ellen Cunningham Weaver - New Album on iTunes by Stephan Beneking published on 2014/03/01 18:03:34 +0000 "A la recherche du temps perdu" No. 1 - " Du côte de chez Swann" - performed by pianist Ellen Cunningham Weaver, USA, on a Schimmel Grand Piano (https://soundcloud.com/ellen-w-1). "Time" is the main theme of "A la recherche du temps perdu", inspired by the amazing book "In search of the lost time" by Marcel Proust. We live in "fast times", we are "stressed", and we all are longing for the "temps perdu", when life was slower, more down tempo. So the pieces in this series, called after the chapter titles of Proust´s book, are very slow, very accentuated, very expressive. Both listeners and pianists should take their time, to play and listen, as a short break from "normal times"... Ellen recorded all 7 pieces of the series " A la recherche du temps perdu" and 4 pieces of the new "Adveniat" series. Both series are very contemplative, and Ellen´s masterful interpretations accentuate this character so well. We are sure you will enjoy our new "pure piano" Album! "...buying a neoclassical piano album is an investment in the future of classical piano music" - Please support our music - buy an Album! Thank you! The Album is available on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon MP3, Spotify and other platforms: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/stephan-beneking-la-recherche/id825617084 http://www.amazon.com/Stephan-Beneking-recherche-temps-perdu/dp/B00IXOON1M https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Ellen_Cunningham_Weaver_Stephan_Beneking_Stephan_B?id=Bapwkuyfmdtbpto47spiaf3jln4 It is also part of this 5-hour-playlist with all my albums on Spotify: https://play.spotify.com/user/1155850710/playlist/754hMzwRzbXaVixnFYdcO1 Have a look at the beautiful physical CD, availalble on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Stephan-Beneking-recherche-temps-perdu/dp/B00IKVT6YW Scores/sheet music of "A la recherche du temps perdu" can be downloaded for free on http://www.beneking.com/temps The "Adveniat" scores will be published soon. Picture: Gaby Ehringshausen, Berlin I met Gaby by coincidence on a christmas market in Berlin and was instantly excited about her beautiful photographs of run-down houses with old pianos, that fit so perfectly to my music. Thankfully I can use these pictures for my new albums.