Lubomyr Melnyk is undeniably one of the most extraordinary and acknowledged pianists worldwide. With his “Continuous Music”, he has created such a complex and technically sophisticated music that no other pianist can play these pieces.
The album “ILLIRION” contains five new works of this kind, which show the beauty, magic and virtuosity of his playing.
beyond romance – “A work of supreme romanticism, a melody to define the Romantic character.”
solitude no.1 – “A short and pensive melodic theme that progresses through many different keys on its long journey around the universe, to arrive back home. Improvised at a live concert.”
sunset – “At the very last moment before its edge disappears below the horizon, the setting sun explodes in one last glorious burst of pure light.”
cloud no. 81 – “One of a large series of ‘Clouds’, depicting clouds of individual character.”
illirion – “This piece presents the pure sound of the piano in its initial opening quietude, where we can hear the marvelous deep cave- like resonance of the entire instrument singing in its soul.