Saturday 25 May 2013

Helping a new CD via Kickstarter

Viktor Bijelovic, the young London-based Serbian pianist, is in the process of recording a new CD (see my review of his previous CD). In fact, the disc is already recorded, all he needs to do now is raise the money for the CD production and is doing so via a Kickstarter project. The recording was made at the Jacqueline du Pre Hall at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, and includes Beethoven's Appassionata Sonata plus music by Chopin, Liszt, Debussy and Rachmaninov. Many of the pieces have non-musical associations (from film etc.) and Bijelovic is keen to spread appreciation as widely as possible. At his recitals he often introduces the music, and has found this to be popular. To try to emulate this on disc, there is an introduction track where Bijelovic introduces the pieces on the disc. Additionally, those supporting the Kickstarter project will get access to further bonus tracks which are companion tracks to the recorded pieces, introducing them further. Support starts for as little as £3, further information from Viktor's Kickstarter page, the project runs until 17 June and Viktor is trying to raise £7,500. There is a video of Viktor introducing the project after the break.

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