Definately What One Would Call a "Diamond in the Rough."
This album is wonderful! By seeing that this is the third review written on it, I can tell that although beautiful, these virtual masterpieces have basically been unseen by many. My personal favorites are "For Erin" and "Lauren." I really wish there was sheet music for these pieces as well!
As said before, this is a FABULOUS album and should definately have more publicity than it does now!
A hidden gem not to be missed.
A beautiful, atmospheric, elegantly crafted collection of instrumental music. Gorgeously mixed and produced, Friedman's piano playing while not always the most complex is rich, vibrant, and packed with emotion. Wonderful melodies and dynamics. A rare, out of print CD, and therefore a bargain here on I-Tunes. Not only should you not miss this one, you should tell a friend. Outstanding.
Stunning Visual Music
Moonrise is a rare find and provides the listener with a great musical journey. On one hand, the music can be listened to in the background as you do other things--it's very much like movie music that should enhance what you are doing without calling attention to itself. On the other hand, when listened to carefully, there's a depth of variation and subtlety in each carefully constructed song. This album is clearly a labor of love and detailed expression. A must for your collection.