Review of Modern Ballet Studio Melodies Volume 5 & Original Ballet Compositions by Emily Kate Long on 4dancers.org
Today I’m excited to share two new class CDs from UK pianist Christopher Hobson:Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 5 and Modern Ballet Studio Melodies Original Compositions. Each features 32 non-repeating tracks of crisply recorded solo piano music.
Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 4 by the talented Christopher Hobson is a standout for its variety in style and its inspiring energy. The album contains thirty-six tracks of music with no repeats for the seventeen barre pieces. Hobson plays something for everyone, from Debussy and Prokofiev to the themes from “South Park,” ETand Indiana Jones.
A Review of Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Sounds of Christmas by Catherine L. Tully on 4dancers.org
What a delight! Christopher Hobson has really come up with lovely arrangements that work for ballet class here on “Sounds of Christmas“. I doubt it was an easy task to make these songs fit for barre and center, but the way he has done it–they sound totally natural.
Christopher Hobson delivers a delicious mix of brightness, weight, attitude and spice on Modern Ballet Studio Melodies, Volume 4. It is suitable and inspiring for many levels from intermediate student to professional.