ArkivMusic Newsletter

Dear ArkivMusic Customer,

Pianist Lara Downes's new, highly-anticipated Sony Classical CD release, For Lenny, is on sale now at ArkivMusic!

Reflecting Leonard Bernstein's phenomenal ability to captivate and move audiences across a range of musical genres, Lara, whose whole life has been a blending of traditions, styles, cultures, and genres, similarly engages listeners of all ages and tastes through her charismatic presence, intellectual curiosity, and masterful command of her artistic voice.

For Lenny / Downes
Pianist Lara Downes celebrates the 100th birthday of Leonard Bernstein with a special friends-and-family tribute to the man behind the music.
New Release On Sale Now for $9.99!

The diverse group of guest artists collaborating with Lara in paying tribute to Lenny include opera legend Thomas Hampson, roots singer Rhiannon Giddens, and Mexican/American clarinet prodigy Javier Morales-Martinez.

You might also enjoy these other Lara Downes CDs on sale now:

America Again
A smartly programmed, wide-ranging anthology of solo piano works by quite an array of American composers past and present. Her keen music choices and thoughtful performances evoke a brilliantly curated art exhibit.

A Billie Holiday Songbook
Her interpretations are meditative, poetic, almost dreamy at times, as she appears to merge the voice of her instrument with the voice of the singer. We practically hear Holiday behind the piano. (Audiovisual clip)

Some Other Time / Bailey, Downes
This is an exquisite album, and a pure joy to hear. The works themselves are well-crafted, interesting, and engaging, and this duo plays them with energy and excellent phrasing. (Audiovisual clip)

Sale ends at midnight ET March 6.

As always, I thank you for your support and love of classical music.

The Arkiv Team