Danny Holt’s latest solo album features works by Mike Garson, Caleb Burhans, Nico Muhly, Graham Fitkin, Michael Jon Fink, Ludovico Einaudi, Zbigniew Preisner, and Radiohead/O’Riley.
Holt is mostly known for his athletic performances of edgy, virtuosic contemporary classical music. But when his father passed away in 2008, he turned to the other extreme: quiet, contemplative music that was both a comfort during the grieving process, and which also expressed some of the tumult and complexity of grief. That is the music of “Release”.
Recorded in the solitude of a classic turn-of-the-century New England concert hall on an exquisite Bosendorfer Imperial Concert Grand piano, this recording is both luscious and intimate—a rich tapestry of colors and moods that moves the listener through complex emotional landscapes.