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Penka Kouneva's Invisible Lifeline is powerful and fascinating / MainlyPiano

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Invisible Lifeline is a powerful and fascinating album of eight pieces composed by Penka Kouneva. The album is based on the premise of: "If Frederic Chopin, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Clara Schumann or Alma Mahler were composing movie themes in the 21st century, what would their music sound like?" How is that for an original concept? The album is a collection of six solo piano fantasias performed by Georgi Slavchev, and two string orchestral tracks. All eight pieces are very classical in styling and each tells a story about what motivates the creative artist. Kouneva utilized several sources on creativity and inspiration, but her primary source was her own experience as a woman, wife, mother, artist and composer for film, TV, video games and virtual reality. This is her first collaboration with international piano virtuoso Georgi Slavchev, who added his own arrangements to the piano tracks. Invisible Lifeline was also inspired by Penka's ongoing work with her mentor and manager, Victor Rodriguez, and the album is a gift for his 50th birthday. 

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