The Heart Of Frida

Starr Parodi

Genres: Contemporary & Modern, Classical

The Heart Of Frida
  • Released: August 12, 2016
  • 11 track(s)

Frida was a muse, feminist, lover, survivor and painter who transformed her suffering into transcendental art. Now, her story and imagery are transported into a new dimension with Starr’s imaginative and genre bending musical exploration, THE HEART OF FRIDA. With this album, Starr takes us on journeys that explore inventive neo-classical motifs and her inviting themes and improvisations reveal deeper insight and nuance with every listen.. She creates this music on her beloved and legendary 1928 Steinway grand that once made it’s home on the MGM scoring stage, and on which the Wizard of Oz was recorded.

Review quotes:

Contemporary pianist and composer Starr Parodi’s latest gift, The Heart of Frida, is an enthralling musical tribute to Mexico’s favorite daughter, transcendental folk painter Frida Kahlo. Like Kahlo, Parodi’s music is vividly bright and brutally honest. Parodi seamlessly blends in a pair of well-known classics and nine original and passionate compositions to tell the story of a legend. Highly recommended. - RJ Lannan - Zone Music Reporter

To say That I was mesmerized with her performance would be a huge understatement…and I have no doubt that The Heart Of Frida will appear on many “best of” lists and awards for 2016 - including my own! This is masterful solo piano that is deeply expressive and emotional…Wow! What an album!” - Kathy Parsons - Mainlypiano.com

“Solo piano music does not get much better than The Heart of Frida and I could not say it any more succinctly than that. This is clarity of vision and inspiration brought to your ears, heart and spirit through the fingers of Starr Parodi. Surely this recording will be receiving more accolades then I could possibly give it. If there is such a thing as musical perfection, then this is as close as it gets.” - Keith Hannaleck - New Age Music Reviews

“The uniquely unpredictable chord progressions and remarkably creative transitions are an enthusiastically appreciated and defining characteristic of her style, as she effectively transports the listener to someplace exotic and seemingly set within a decades-old era. “The Heart of Frida” easily sits among the most gorgeous solo piano recordings to recently cross my path, and is a particularly essential album for fans of the genre!” - Candice Michelle - Journeyscapes Radio

“Starr Parodi is one of the most talented and passionate pianists and composers of the 21st century. Her lyrical piano lines and unique chord progressions take unexpected and eloquent turns that keep you enthralled in her music. Her precise and astounding touch is unequalled. With “The Heart Of Frida”, Starr has reaffirmed her position as one of my all-time favorite musicians.” - Mark Vail - Mark Vail.com, Keyboard magazine

“I would put this CD in my top ten all time solo piano submissions. It is beautiful. I love it!” - Meishel Menachekanian - KCSN

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