Steinway Spirio Spotlight – February 2020


Cole Porter on a Steinway, A 1990s Rock Rewind, Madonna’s pianist, & Virtuosic Fantasies

Cole Porter on a Steinway

This month STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO, the world’s finest high resolution player piano, highlights an ongoing project that celebrates STEINWAY ARTIST Cole Porter, whose 1907 STEINWAY was recently restored at the New York STEINWAY FACTORY and will be on view back “home” at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel next year. Though there is very limited recorded material of Porter himself, there is a great group of STEINWAY ARTISTS who are recording his music for SPIRIO. This month we highlight the first collection, which we call Volume 1. Among others on this playlist is Adam Birnbaum, who plays I Love You and Just One of Those Things.


Adam also has more Jazz essentials for the catalog this month, which also includes the SPIRIO debut of West-coast based Alan Pasqua.

Rickey Pageot

Our Rock Rewind playlist this month focuses on tracks from the 1990s including, appropriately, Tori Amos’s Winter as well as the music of U2, Nirvana, Radiohead, Alanis Morissette, Blur, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Pop icon Madonna has a talented young pianist named Ric’key Pageot who has recently spent time in the SPIRIO studio. This month we feature him in our SPIRIOSYNC video playing Evgeni’s Waltz, music from Madonna’s film W.E. He also shows off his classical talents with a rarely heard track from Cuthbert Harris.
The core classical catalog on SPIRIO continues to expand with the Op. 116 Fantasies by Brahms which round out our Virtuosic Fantasies playlist performed by Stanislav Khristenko. More Classical tracks include music of Chopin and Scarlatti with the SPIRIO debut of Steven Spooner.
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Each month we features highlights from the SPIRIO catalog. Learn more about the artists, the history and the music found exclusively on SPIRIO.

AUGUST
The music of ABBA, Stravinsky’s ballets, and Jazz debuts
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SEPTEMBER
A Philip Glass Retrospective, a Rock Rewind, and a Bach Partita
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OCTOBER
Autumn themes and Halloween, ’80s pop and more…
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NOVEMBER
Davell Crawford — The Music of Roberta Flack
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DECEMBER
Celebrate the season with SPIRIO
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JANUARY
Ahmad Jamal, Disney Favorites, Best of 2019
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The new STEINWAY & SONS SPIRIO is the world’s finest high resolution player piano. A masterpiece of artistry and engineering in your home, SPIRIO enables you to enjoy performances captured by great pianists — played with such nuance, power and passion that they are utterly indistinguishable from live performance. Learn more about SPIRIO.