Bringing the "cool" factor into classical music...

Helene Grimaud is one of my favorite living pianists: gorgeous sound, impeccable technique, and creative artistic vision. Her new CD, "Water," blends modern electronic elements with acoustic classical piano. I love it. Reviewers are mixed about the project. Not everyone likes the electronic transitions between pieces. I, however, think they are brilliantly effective and relevant. I love the concept of perpetual sound running throughout the record, in imitation of water...along with the changing nuances of sound. As water takes various forms and textures and even colors, Grimaud brings a variety of colors and textures into these masterpieces. Take a look at the trailer, and see what you think!

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