Denise Young releases new album PASSIONATA


Eleven original compositions tell a story through classical and modern Victorian themes and motifs. Four pieces contain beautifully layered cello orchestration, three include authentic African percussion instruments, and one is accompanied by evocative vocal melodies.

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“…In PASSIONATA, Denise’s love of classical music has never been more evident and this new release is ultimately a seamless marriage of classicism and her own contemporary style.   This is unquestionably her finest work to date." - Producer Will Ackerman, Grammy Award winner and founder of Windham Hill Records.

“Denise Young’s songs are sublimely evocative and she expresses a range of sentiment
with great romanticism, both in her playing and her composition..." - Michael Diamond, Read more at: Michael

“Passionata is a triumph for Denise Young. Her playing has elevated itself to the highest
standards and her subtlety and control of tone, mood, nuance, and tempo is something truly special.” - Bill Binkelman, Zone Music Reporter

"...If you love classical piano and new age music combined, one of the best new collectives of the two genres is now hitting store shelves. In fact you will find the artistry and production of this album is top shelf. The marvelous sound you hear, which transcends narrowly defined genre categories into popular, easy listening music is appropriate for a wide variety of listeners...Beautiful by a distinct cinematic nuance, Denise Young’s Passionata is reminiscent to the style of cinematic film music producers John Williams and Michael Nyman." - John P. Olsen, Read more at: New Age Music