A Suitcase Full of Chocolate
In an age when we make heroes out of musicians who have ceased to be dependent on drugs, it is rare to encounter one whose life is profoundly inspiring. The late pianist, Sofia Cosma (1914-2011) has been such a personal inspiration to me, that I had to do what I could to tell her story on film.
The music on this CD is from concert performances, radio broadcasts, and studio recordings from 1959 to 1990.
Sofia Cosma was a great Russian pianist of strong emotional output and authority.
Produced by Lincoln Mayorga
Recording engineers: Tracks 2-4, Steve Haselton; Tracks 5 & 7, Michael Fraser
Album design by Dianne Steele
Information about "A Suitcase Full of Chocolate', the movie, can be had at www.suitcasefullofchocolate.com
Additional recordings featuring artists on this disc are available from TownHall Records:
01 Prelude in G sharp Minor (Op. 32, No. 12) (2:45)
Camille Saint-Saens: Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor
02 Andante sostenuto (10:50)
03 Allegro scherzando (6:06)
04 Presto (7:30)
Ludwig van Beethoven
05 Contradance No. 1 in C major (2:40)
06 Musical in E minor (Op. 16, No. 4) (3:47)
07 Grande Valse Brilliante (Opus 54, No. 1) (5:13)
08 Etude in D# minor (Op. 8, No. 12) (2:34)
Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky
09 Barcarolle in G minor ( (5:09)