“Floating” is the first single by Pam Asberry from the album “Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs”, to be released on April 10, 2020. It is a song about daydreaming, and how wonderful it is to let your mind wander – if only for a moment.
Listen to the brand new single here:
“Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs” pays homage to the Czech composer Zdeněk Fibich (1850-1900), a contemporary of Antonín Dvořák and Bedřich Smetana. During that time, Czech nationalism was at its height of popularity; however, Fibich, who was heavily influenced by the music of Weber, Mendelssohn, Schumann, and Wagner, composed more in the style of the German Romantics. This, combined with some scandalous personal decisions he made towards the end of his life, caused him to fall from favor, and after his untimely death at the age of fifty, his music was all but forgotten.
“Happily, in recent years there has been a revival of interest in his work, which has utterly captured my imagination,” says Pam Asberry. “Along with symphonies, chamber music, and operas, Fibich wrote extensively for the piano, including a collection of nearly four hundred pieces – a musical diary of sorts – that he called “Moods, Impressions & Souvenirs.” The eleven pieces on my album bearing the same title were inspired by my own travel, memories, and feelings, and are composed in a variety of styles.”
You may pre-order the album on Bandcamp.
For more information and music samples, see pamasberry.com