CD Giveaway: Chee-Yun's 'Sentimental Memories'

February 23, 2019, 1:47 PM · This week we are giving away five signed copies of Chee-Yun's newly-released CD, Sentimental Memories. The crossover CD of popular sentimental songs and pieces, arranged by Kenji Bunch, is newly released in America, but it has actually been a hit in Korea for a long time, having been released there 17 years ago! You can read more about it in our interview with Chee-Yun.

Chee Yun Sentimental Memories

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To enter, make sure you are logged in, then simply comment below by telling us your favorite sentimental song - the cheesier the better!

(BTW the songs on her album include: Ave Maria by Caccini; Old Romance by Svirodov; Oblivion by Piazzolla; A Song from a Secret Garden; I Dreamt I Dwelt in a Marble Hall; To Trengo Fevigl Sits Okto; Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso; Somewhere in Time; Nadia’s Theme; What’ll I Do; Hymne a L’amour; As Time Goes By; Stranger in Paradise; Lascia Ch’io Pianga..I think that's all!)

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February 23, 2019 at 09:07 PM · Beethoven Romance in G

February 23, 2019 at 09:45 PM · Meditation

February 23, 2019 at 09:58 PM · Cinema Paradiso

February 23, 2019 at 09:59 PM · To a wild rose

February 23, 2019 at 10:13 PM · Danny Boy.

February 23, 2019 at 10:56 PM · Cinema Paradiso

February 23, 2019 at 11:45 PM · Danny Boy has a whole new aura after the Coen brothers film, "Millers Crossing."

Anyway, I'll pick "Somewhere," by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim.

February 23, 2019 at 11:49 PM · I go with Edith Piaf's "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien."

February 24, 2019 at 12:12 AM · Jerome Kern, "All the Things You Are"

February 24, 2019 at 01:47 AM · "Ave Maria" I can feel the music in my soul.

February 24, 2019 at 02:51 AM · I love lots of those, but the one on my mind is "Smile", written by Charlie Chaplin.

February 24, 2019 at 03:10 AM · Gershwin Short Story

February 24, 2019 at 03:37 AM · Romeo and Juliet Theme song (1968)

February 24, 2019 at 01:27 PM · Bach's Sheep May Safely Graze

February 24, 2019 at 03:26 PM · "Largo" from Vivaldi'a "Winter" concerto.

February 24, 2019 at 05:14 PM · As time Goes By

February 25, 2019 at 12:24 AM · I'll Be Seeing You, from Mahler3

February 25, 2019 at 01:10 AM · Glazunov's Entr'acte, from Raymonda Op. 57 (arranged for Violin & Piano by Konstantin Rodionov).

Must again be very thankful for this forum-a member's kindness allowed me to obtain a copy of this great short piece.

Applogies for it not being a song-I am not well-learned in famous or important sentimental, popular songs. Just thought the piece does convey these feelings.

February 25, 2019 at 04:12 AM · I'm so sappy it's hard to choose. I'll go with Hallelujah - not Handel's version.

February 25, 2019 at 04:36 AM · "Louise". -- Bonnie Raitt

February 25, 2019 at 07:22 AM · Ah, Kenji Bunch! I took a composition masterclass with him when I was around 14. I just watched the VHS video of it recently.

February 25, 2019 at 03:15 PM · Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso.

February 25, 2019 at 05:32 PM · Andante Cantabile from Tchaikovsky String Quartet #1

February 25, 2019 at 06:25 PM · "Some Other Time" by Leonard Bernstein.

Here it is, with Barbra Streisand:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbCLc_SV-fo

And with Jane Monheit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzLAGhbtR9I

Yeah ... that's a show-stopper.

Just last Friday I heard this piece sung live by Isabel Leonard (spectacular!) with the Czech National Symphony Orchestra (led by John Mauceri) on their tour celebrating Bernstein's 100th birthday -- so of course it was an all-Bernstein show. I saw them at Virginia Tech's flagship performance venue, the Moss Center. If you can catch this tour, it is not to be missed.

Then on Saturday I had a restaurant gig playing the piano with a bassist friend of mine, and I took my own turn with "Some Other Time," doing my best to channel my inner Bill Evans. Evans recorded it at least three times (once with Tony Bennett).

February 25, 2019 at 08:29 PM · This was an easy choice for me.

My wife and I had a simple wedding at the Japanese Gardens near where I live. It was amazing and I didn't believe it could get better. We didn't get a honeymoon and we didn't care. That night, though, I walk into our livingroom and she turns on "At Last" by Etta James. We danced to that song and it was better than anything in my dreams.

February 25, 2019 at 11:08 PM · I second Edith Piaf's "Non, Je ne Regrette Rien.", also one of my favourites.

February 26, 2019 at 02:14 PM · Whoa, whoa, whoa Feelings! (Morris Albert)

February 27, 2019 at 04:00 PM · I have to go with Book of Love by Peter Gabriel.

February 27, 2019 at 04:46 PM · Jocelyn, I’d say that blast from the past wins the “cheesy” award!

March 2, 2019 at 02:06 AM · "Largo"from Vivaldi'a"winter"Concero

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