Michael Dulin proves once again that he’s ‘The Man’ when it comes to the piano… sure to be a Favorite for 2015, I give My Beloved my highest recommendation.
Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) January 20, 2015
It may sound like a tale from times past –- a romantically-inspired composer writes music full of tenderness and longing to his one-and-only –- yet a new album, My Beloved, proves that true love’s inspiration is as timeless and powerful as ever in 2015. Today, internationally-renowned pianist and composer Michael Dulin celebrates his new work, My Beloved, an intensely personal solo piano album dedicated to his wife, Jan. Equity Digital Music of Birmingham, AL, is releasing the album, available for sale both physically and digitally on all major online music stores, and on the artist’s own website at http://www.michaeldulin.com.
My Beloved – A Solo Piano Love Story - is a beautifully melodic and passionate testament to enduring love, blending classic and contemporary influences to create a 12-song collection that critics are saying "makes every time you listen to it feel like Valentine's Day." Fittingly, the album’s six-panel eco-pack is filled with insightful liner notes, romantic quotes by Ruben Dario, Plato, and E.E. Cummings, complemented by elegant images and deep red graphics. To tie in with Valentine’s Day 2015, a special gift-with-purchase, a set of contemporary glass coasters, available through February 14th with each physical CD purchase from the website.
Dulin, a Juilliard-trained pianist who has competed on the international level, effortlessly crosses genres from classical to jazz to new age, as exhibited previously on albums like Timeless, Atmospheres, and Follow the River. While My Beloved may deliver touches of Neo-Classical, Jazz and New Age sounds, one of today’s leading piano music reviewers, Kathy Parsons, avoids categorization calling it, simply, “pure solo piano heaven” and adding “With My Beloved, Michael Dulin proves once again that he’s ‘The Man’ when it comes to the piano… sure to be a Favorite for 2015, I give My Beloved my highest recommendation.”
Perhaps due to the intensely personal nature of this project, Dulin took a new approach to production. After fine tuning his 7-foot Steinway & Sons Model B Grand Piano and hiring renowned recording engineer Courtney McGukin, he consulted with producers Michael Fine and Max Wilcox (producer of Arthur Rubinstein’s RCA recordings) as well as the tech teams at DPA and Millennia on new microphone equipment. For mastering, Dulin shares, “I had mastered all of my previous CDs myself, at our studio, but this time I was led to take My Beloved to Boston to have it mastered by two-time GRAMMY® winner Mark Donahue at SoundMirror Studios. He was a dream to work with and I couldn't be more pleased with the sound.”
Dulin is offering a sleekly-bound book and digital downloads of the sheet music to My Beloved. The artist launched a robust new website, a new quarterly newsletter, a gift-with-purchase offer, radio appearances, and a schedule of live concert events to share the new music. On Sunday January 25th, Dulin will be a featured performer at the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio All-Star Concert and Awards Show, and in April 2015, he’ll return to the Pacific Northwest with fellow pianist Greg Maroney, in a series of ten concert including Seattle’s historic Daniels Recital Hall and Portland’s Classic Pianos.
“This is my most personal album to date. I hope you’ll be able to live your own love story through My Beloved,” Dulin says, “and that the music will inspire you to think about the true meaning of love and devotion in your life.”
All songs on My Beloved are composed and performed by Michael Dulin, ©2014 Equity Digital (BMI); total running time for the album is 59:22. Photograpy by Mark Gooch. For radio airplay copies, contact Ed Bonk at LazzPromotions(at)Rogers.com; for all other requests, contact Beth Ann Hilton at BethHilton(at)TheBCompany.com.
As Long as We’re Together
Before There was You
She Walks in Beauty
Through the Night
When I Think of You
About Michael Dulin
Michael Dulin is a composer, recording artist, performer and producer who grew up in Brookside, AL and graduated from Birmingham-Southern College; he currently resides in Hoover, AL with his beloved wife, Jan. Michael’s humorous storytelling and gracious Southern manners belie his passion for composing music from the soul, until he sets his fingers down on the keys and plays so beautifully that you sometimes forget to breathe. A Juilliard graduate, Michael was voted audience favorite in the Carnegie Hall International Piano Competition, and was twice awarded the Alys Robinson Stephens Piano Prize. Now a composer of music for radio, television, theater and film, Dulin recently contributed music to the film Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles by Oscar-winning director Chuck Workman. He is in demand as a session musician and producer in multiple genres, and has played keyboards for The Temptations. His albums of original music have twice been awarded the prestigious Lifestyle Music Award, and four of his albums have reached the #1 spot on ZMR World Airplay Charts. His music has been licensed for release in South America, Korea, Japan and Malaysia.