MADISON, WI – August 27, 2014 –
Fresh off the incredible response to his “Don’t Stop Believin‘” music video, Jarrod Radnich and Musicnotes have again partnered to bring a whole new blockbuster to aspiring piano virtuosos, and anyone who appreciates virtuosic musicianship and exciting video production. ‘Game of Thrones‘ showcases Radnich’s original medley arrangement of music made incredibly popular by the HBO award-winning Game of Thrones television series, complete with a beautiful concert piano set atop a rocky shoreline, Radnich donning a sword, arm bracers and full period-based attire, and even a few surprise effects!
A keynote speaker at the 2013 National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy, Radnich terms his arrangement technique as “Lisztening” in deference to Franz Liszt who, in the 1800s, rearranged for piano those musical works that were contemporary and popular at that time. Liszt’s arrangements and performances elevated the solo piano to previously unseen levels of popularity and spawned an enormous resurgence in piano study. Liberace admittedly followed Liszt’s model for piano performance as a social, interactive, and theatrical event, and now Radnich and Musicnotes are continuing what Liszt began nearly two-hundred years ago, but with an exciting twist. What neither Liszt nor Liberace had at their disposal was YouTube®, and the new team has embraced the visual aspects of performance to increase interest in and an understanding of the new arrangements.
“Jarrod’s performances are visually and musically stunning and, as a pianist myself, seeing him actually perform his arrangements is extremely motivating. There’s an element of aspiration pianists feel when watching Jarrod play, and that ignites enthusiasm about practicing,” said Muiscnotes CEO and co-founder Kathleen Marsh.
Teaming with Musicnotes to create inspiring videos and offer these rare, virtuoso style musical arrangements was a natural fit for Radnich and his team.
“I couldn’t ask for a better supporter and publisher than Musicnotes,” said Radnich. “I’ve used their service and products for years as a consumer and have always been very pleased, so I knew that partnering with them as a content creator would be fantastic.”
Not only does Musicnotes offer the moving “Game of Thrones” sheet music medley, you can explore and a broad catalogue containing many more of Radnich’s remarkable arrangements. Download Virtuosic Piano Solo™ sheet music for classic rock favorites like “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Nights in White Satin,” “Come Sail Away,” and the just-released “More Than a Feeling.” Or, now is the perfect time to start practicing Radnich’s incredible holiday sheet music, sure to add an extra dose of magic to your season.
For more information about the Jarrod Radnich and Musicnotes partnership, click here.