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A picture of the physical CD

We think the post title says it all…


Promotional video

We hope you enjoy!

The album’s been released!

We’re excited that the debut album has been released!  A few things to please consider:

1) Please consider buying the album! The best online store to use is cdbaby – more of the proceeds go to artists on cdbaby.  You can download the MP3 files (cdbaby provides high-quality audio) and then add them to your iTunes, iPod, etc.  (But the album is also available through iTunes, etc.)

2) Just a reminder that a portion of the proceeds will go to organizations such as the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children and Joni and Friends (among other things, they distribute wheelchairs to needy kids around the world).

3) Please(!) consider posting a link on your facebook page, or emailing friends who might enjoy classical piano – that would help get the word out.

4) Whether you buy the album on cdbaby or elsewhere, please consider rating the album and/or providing a review (even if brief) – on cdbaby, iTunes, etc.  That would also be very helpful.

Thanks for all your help and encouragement!

Joanna Joy Costa: Four Fingers, Two Hands, One Piano

Album cover anyone?

We are hoping to release the debut album this week. Here are the pieces we plan to include:

Muzio Clementi:

  • Sonatina No. 1 in C Major, Opus 36: Spiritoso – Andante – Vivace
  • Sonatina No. 3 in C Major, Opus 36: Spiritoso – Un Poco Adagio – Allegro
  • Sonatina No. 4 in F Major, Opus 36: Con Spirito – Andante Con Espressione – Allegro Vivace
  • Sonatina No. 5 in G Major, Opus 36: Presto - Allegro Moderato – Allegro Di Molto

Joseph Haydn:

  • Sonatina in C Major, H.XVI:35: Allegro Con Brio

And here’s the album cover! Thanks to Sarah Fisher for the photography.
Samples can be found here.


A video update

We are finally in the process of finalizing our first album.  We’re putting some finishing touches and hope to issue the album in the coming weeks, but we’re learning these things take a lot longer than you expect.  In the meantime, here’s a video of me playing an excerpt… you can note my two finger (per hand) technique!

Finally more music

It’s been a while since we started recording — we’ve been held up in an effort to update our recording studio — see my previous post describing our studio equipment — and we now have monitor speakers which are a pair of Rokit 5s picked up from Guitar Center. Here’s our next sample — a selection from Clementi’s Opus 36, No. 1 (one of my favorites). Let me know what you think of the quality of the audio…

Clementi Opus 36 No. 1 (Sample)

Our first sample

Please click on the play button on the music player below to listen to an excerpt of our first piano recording. With me playing, this was recorded by my dad on a Yamaha upright, connected to a Mac using a QRS music system, and a Focusrite audio interface.  He then used Logic Express 9 on a Mac to mix the audio (he told me to say all that).  This is a selection from Clementi’s Opus 36, No. 3.


Hope you enjoy and as always, please let us know if you have any comments.