"Reflections At the Piano begins with “One Song for You,” a gentle love
song obviously inspired by someone very special. The melody is strong enough
to support lyrics, but none are needed to convey the tender message. Also
very melodic, “The Hidden Truth” is more poignant and bittersweet. “The Day”
is ambient and descriptive, beginning very quietly and building while
intertwining a variety of musical themes as a day progresses. I really like
this one! “Continuity” is another favorite. Warm and in constant motion, the
simple melody conveys a lot of emotion. “Dilemma” is a really interesting
piece in that it cycles freely through a number of mostly minor-key themes
that are often pensive with a hint of mystery, becoming more joyful as the
piece nears the end and abruptly stopping. At just over six minutes,
“Controcorrente” is by far the longest of the tracks as well as the most
dramatic. In the early passages of the piece, Pagliuca uses the deep bass of
the piano to great effect where the music seems to express a difficult
struggle as well as strength and determination. Sometimes more delicate and
even mournful, and other times powerful and passionate, this excellent
composition ends with a peaceful resolution. Love it! “Studio N°1” and “The
Encounter” go in a very classical direction - also favorites."
Daniele Pagliuca has graced the world with a very promising debut in
Reflections At the Piano! It is available from Amazon, iTunes and CD Baby.
Check it out!