Keys of Life: Piano Music from Celestial Harmonies Keys of Life represents the finest of contemporary piano
music. This release offers an excellent sampler of the music of Celestial
Harmonies" most celebrated artists. According to Stephen Hill and Anna
Turner from Music From the Hearts of Space, "Keys of Life is an elegant
collection of solo piano music selected with great care and understanding
from the last five years of Celestial Harmonies releases".
Without any intellectual pretensions toward doing so, Keys of Life
documents the twentieth century European post-Romantic attempt at the
direct stimulation of consciousness (rather than emotion) through music.
From Cecil Lytle"s sensitive performance of six miniatures by Russian
mystic composer Alexander Skryabin, through the enormously dignified
pan-Eurasian temple music of G.I. Gurdjieff and his pupil Thomas de
Hartmann, to the latest just intonation piano experiments of Terry Riley,
we hear a living artistic tradition unfolding through time. Florian
Fricke"s spacious and beautiful Spirit of Peace, Hans Otte"s hypnotic,
delicate music from The Book of Sounds, and the rippling, minimalistic
patterns of Peter Michael Hamel"s Transpersonal complete the collection.
For those who appreciate clarity, intelligence, and the unique aesthetic
world of refined subtlety, Keys of Life will completely satisfy.
Listeners will enjoy this beautiful combination of styles and artists that
celebrates music as the key to life.