William Goldstein – Intensity (Created Live in Concert)

This album is a unique classical crossover collaboration between William Goldstein and Maksim Velichkin. It includes an emotional arrangement for cello and piano from the academy award nominated song by Justin Hurwitz, Audition (The Fools Who Dream) from La La Land.

The music is both classical and contemporary, lyrical and beautiful, heartwarming and intense, comical and tragic. It is a collection of instant compositions, or improvisations, continuing the great tradition that dates back to Liszt, Beethoven, Mozart and Bach.

Every track except for “Audition” is completely improvised from scratch, with no prior preparation or melodic materials. This specialized technique is extremely rare. The only other well known example of such an advanced gift and musical technique is Keith Jarrett.