From the Feb 2011 Gramophone Magazine review: “Henry saves his most rapturous and texturally refined playing for his own transcription of Chet Atkins’ Waltz for the Lonely. If you ever wanted to know what “Nashville Meets Godowsky” sounds like, savour this absolutely enchanting track, as I did about a dozen times before writing this review!”
Many people have been asking when my transcription of Waltz for the Lonely, by Chet Atkins, will be published. The answer is: very soon!
To whet your appetite, here is a page from the transcription, along with some revisions I’ve sent to Philip.
This transcription, along with the world premiere recording of Alexei Stanchinsky’s forgotten Nocturne from 1907, can be found on my debut recording, “Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz.”
Have you ever talked to a friend or relative via Skype? Via webcam? Using the interwebs?
Well, that same techmology allows us to work together as musicians — as teacher and student — from literally anywhere in the world.
Many universities and conservatories make use of webcam instruction.
As an Atlanta-based pianist and teacher, I think it’s pretty amazing to be at home in the mountains of north Georgia and give a lesson to someone in Germany.
All joking aside, this is a great way to have regular lessons or an occasional coaching. Maybe you’d like to brush up on a recital or competition program, or to have a freakin’ genius help you with a specific problem.
Of course, I’m available for in-person private lessons, both at home and at Kennesaw State University, where I am Artist-in-Residence.
Contact me if you’d like to work together. I’d love to hear from you.
While you are there, be sure to listen to a free track from my recording: Franz Liszt’s Liebesträume.
Created in 2001, Piano Street is an amazing online resource, featuring forums, recordings, free scores, interviews and more. Special thanks to Johan at Piano Street for his support.
Dr. Bobbie Bailey and Family Performance Center
Kennesaw State University
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Admission is FREE.
Join Robert Henry as he celebrates the release of his debut CD,
“TWELVE NOCTURNES AND A WALTZ”.
Robert will be performing the entire CD live in concert. The concert features Nocturnes of Chopin, Faure, Grieg, Liszt and many others, including the world premiere of Alexei Stanchinsky’s forgotten Nocturne from 1907.
As a tribute to one of his musical mentors, Robert has created his own transcription of Chet Atkins’ “Waltz for the Lonely”. The sheet music for this arrangement will be available this fall.
Robert will be signing CDs following the concert.
Available now on Amazon. Also available on Itunes and other retailers in May, 2010.
On Friday, April 23, Robert will be presenting a Masterclass at KSU. It begins at 5:30.
Follow the YouTube link to watch a video documentary of Robert’s recording experience, “The Making of Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz”, or click below:
‘Bout to head into the studio to record my debut album and a short video documentary.
The recording is entitled “Twelve Nocturnes and a Waltz”. It will be released in the Spring.
More details/updates to come!
Update 1: My very own Steinway D (#192) sits on stage. The movers accidentally dropped it onto my living room floor (!), but after a fresh tuning, it sounds amazing again. Recording starts tomorrow.
Update 2: Recording is complete. Now for editing.
Master Class: 10:00 A.M.
Concert: 7:30 P.M.Map
Chamber concert with violinist Helen Kim. Concert is free. http://www.kennesaw.edu/music
This Friday and Saturday (October 2nd and 3rd), I’m performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Grieg’s Piano Concerto on the same program. If you love piano music, this is a performance for you. Come say “Hello” after the concert!
For TICKET information:
Click here to read my interview with The Valdosta Daily Times:
I’m performing in my hometown of Jasper. It’s nice to drive 10 minutes to a performance.
Concert manager Suzanne Shull has successfully carried the Casual Classics Concert Series into their 4th season!
New Lebanon Presbyterian Church in Jasper, Tuesday, Sept. 15 at 7:00.
Chamber recital at the Church of the Incarnation in Highlands, NC. Concert is free. http://incarnationwnc.org/Map