Dim the lights and take your seat and join us for a private recital starring the greatest pianists ever! Each a piano legend in their own right. Together a power-house of sound, spirit and emotion spanning more than six decades of musical magic. Reader’s Digest music editors proudly present a Sterling Collection featuring the finest, most memorable works from each of these piano greats. It’s the ultimate collection of the most beloved romantic piano melodies ever recorded … each made even more memorable by … THE PIANO MEN.
This keepsake treasury will bring four solid hours of breathtaking piano melodies – by the virtuosos who made each song a memory worth keeping for a lifetime.
The Magic of Henry Mancini:
One of the most successful film composers of all time, Henry Mancini recorded more than ninety albums throughout his career. Let these 20 Mancini tunes evoke some of your fondest movie memories.
MOON RIVER • DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES • THEME FROM LOVE STORY • MISTY • STARDUST • SMOKE GETS IN YOUR EYES • I’M ALWAYS CHASING RAINBOWS • LONG AGO (AND FAR AWAY) • ALL THE THINGS YOU ARE • RHAPSODY IN BLUE • MOONLIGHT SONATA • DEAR HEART • TENDERLY • AS TIME GOES BY • LOVE THEME (FROM “ROMEO AND JULIET”) • SEND IN THE CLOWNS • WHAT I DID FOR LOVE • NO OTHER LOVE • THE IMPOSSIBLE DREAM • THE PINK PANTHER THEME
The Roger Williams Way:
Named “the best-selling pianist in history” by Billboard Magazine, the music of Roger Williams has been the soundtrack to our lives for over six decades. Settle in for an hour or two of his inimitable style – pure Roger Williams at his finest.
AUTUMN LEAVES • STAIRWAY TO THE STARS • EMBRACEABLE YOU • UNCHAINED MELODY • UNFORGETTABLE • WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD • CANADIAN SUNSET • ALL I ASK OF YOU • DREAM A LITTLE DREAM OF ME • THE WAY WE WERE • THE WIND BENEATH MY WINGS • IT’S IMPOSSIBLE • BEAUTY AND THE BEAST • LADY • THE ROSE • MEMORY (FROM “CATS”) • MOONLIGHT LOVE • ON A CLEAR DAY (YOU CAN SEE FOREVER) • THIS LOVE OF MINE
The Romantic Sound of Floyd Cramer:
Famed for his signature “slip note” piano style, Floyd Cramer earned his place among the masters by recording dozens of Top 40 singles. Listen how he makes these melodies shine.
ALWAYS • MY CUP RUNNETH OVER • CAN’T HELP FALLING IN LOVE • DANNY BOY • I CAN’T STOP LOVING YOU • I ONLY HAVE EYES FOR YOU • SOFTLY, AS I LEAVE YOU • I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU • THE TWELFTH OF NEVER • ANNIE’S SONG • WE’VE ONLY JUST BEGUN • (THEY LONG TO BE) CLOSE TO YOU • YOU NEEDED ME • SEND ME THE PILLOW YOU DREAM ON • GENTLE ON MY MIND • YESTERDAY • YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL • HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY • THE LAST WALTZ
Peter Nero & Friends:
Arranger, composer, conductor and virtuoso pianist are just a few of the roles Peter Nero has mastered during his career. Here are 17 of his most memorable including the million-selling hit, Summer of ’42.
MY FUNNY VALENTINE (WITH DOC SEVERINSEN) • WHEN I FALL IN LOVE (WITH GROVER WASHINGTON, JR.) • SMILE (WITH MAUREEN MCGOVERN) • IT HAD TO BE YOU (WITH CRYSTAL GAYLE) • SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME (WITH KATHIE LEE GIFFORD) • MARIA (FROM “WEST SIDE STORY”) • MICHELLE • MOUNTAIN GREENERY • SUMMER OF ’42 – THEME • STORMY WEATHER • ALFIE • THE LOOK OF LOVE • ON THE STREET WHERE YOU LIVE • ISN’T SHE LOVELY • I CAN’T GET STARTED • SMALL WORLD • YOURS IS MY HEART ALONE
4 CDs • 75 performances • not available in stores • 4 hours of music