Recordings

“Bach is the focus of this release from pianist Margaret Wacyk, an album devoted ‘Soli Deo Gloria’ and, indeed, the Glory is God’s. Jonathan Woolf, MusicWeb International

This recording and companion book, Soli Deo Gloria (To God the Glory) explores the spiritual power embedded in the music of JS Bach. Soli Deo Gloria is a fresh re-examination of the intent behind Bach’s symbolic dedication of ‘SDG’ to the music he wrote.

PROGRAM:

J.S. Bach-Busoni: Organ Prelude, Ich Ruf zu Dir Herr

JS Bach-Rachmaninoff: Preludio

JS Bach: Invention in E Major;

JS Bach: Prelude and Fugue in C Minor;

JS Bach: English Suite Nr. 3 in G Minor (-Prelude-Allemande-Courante-Sarabade-Gavotte-Gigue)

Bach-Busoni: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Bach-Siloti: Adagio: Prelude and Fugue in B minor

“Here we have a sense of grandeur and dynamism as well as a refined approach to dynamics and tonal colour that shows what this pianist is capable of”  MusicWeb International

It has been said that life is a journey. The various voyages we take could bring us to far away places, enriching the scope of our reality.

However, sometimes the most important journeys we make have nothing to do with traveling great physical distances; the poignant trips are the ones that require personal growth, leaving our comfort zone in order to re-shape our outlook and recalibrate our internal meters.

These, in turn, promote a renewed vision of life and a clearer understanding of our destination.

PROGRAM

JS Bach-Liszt: Organ Prelude and Fugue in A minor, BWV 543

Robert Schumann: Arabesque, Op.18

Ludwig van Beethoven: Sonata in E Flat major, Opus 81a (Das Lebewohl (Les Adieux), Abwesenheit (L’Absence), Das Wiedersehen (Le Retour)

Frederick Chopin: Polonaise in E minor, Opus 26, Nr. 2; Ballade in F minor, Opus 52

“One of the Best New Releases from North America” Gramophone Magazine

When Victor Hugo wrote: “Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to liquid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves,” he reveals the ethereal soul of these masterworks.

PROGRAM:

Muzio Clementi: Sonata in F# minor, Op. 26, Nr.2: Allegro con espressione, Lento e patetic, Presto

Robert Schumann: Fantasiestucke, Op. 12: Des Abends (Evening), Aufschwung (Soaring), Warum? (Why?), Grillen (Whims), In der Nacht (In the Night), Fabel (Fable), Traumes Wirren (Tangled Dreams), Ende Vom Lied (End of Story)

Alexander Scriabin: Sonata Nr. 4: Andante, Prestissimo volando

Frederick Chopin: Scherzo Op.31, Nr. 2

“Her versatility in many styles emphasize chameleon-like transformations” American Music Guide

PROGRAM

Haydn: Sonata in C major, No. 60: (Allegro, Adagio, Allegro molto)

Brahms: Intermezzo, Op. 118 No. 2

Debussy: Reflets dans l’eau, from Image, Book I

Lutoslawski: Bucolics (1952): (Allegro vivace, Allegretto sostenuto, Allegro molto, Andantino, Allegro marciale)

Liszt: Apres une Lecture de Dante

 

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Books

This book is a proven method that will share the secrets of effortless technique and tone for pianists of all levels.

The Wave Method is an approach inspired by the 19th century practices of producing a stunningly rich, ‘golden tone’ from the piano. You will replace the tension, frustration and struggle that plagues many pianists and replace it with a renewed ease, power and concentration.

This book covers an in-depth description of the Wave Method principle which examines the aspects that influence our tone. The exploration covers the mechanics of the piano to the physics of how we use our body.

A step by step tutorial with detailed photographs makes learning easy.

This book is a MUST for all students, professionals and hobbyists! You will unlock an incredible world of artistic, physical and spiritual benefits and your piano will SING!