My first review has just came in for my new album release ‘Enchanten Rising’! Here are a few excerpts:
“The multi-talented composer and performer breathes new life into the cello with her emotive intelligent melodies that break the boundaries of traditional playing styles of the instrument.
Enchanten Rising perfectly reaches the balance of adhering to musical tenets while simultaneously breaking the rules. She expertly pushes the cello to its full range and beyond. In “Maximus” a feeling of steeling oneself in preparation for a battle is felt. This hard-hitting musical style has a cinematic quality similar to Howard Shore’s syncopated fantasy soundtracks.
The highlight of the album is the beautiful “Desolates.” Maria stepped out of the performing spotlight to focus on her composition and to share her love of music with others through teaching. These labors of love are reflected in her music and “Desolates” is the epitome of her journey thus far. It is a gorgeous outpouring of the heart and a mirror into her soul. The cello is a lovely dynamic instrument but when given the opportunity to debut new pieces skillfully performed by a true master of the instrument, it soars to new heights. Hopefully another Grammy nomination and future honors are in store for Margaret Maria.”
Artist: Margaret Maria (Enchanten Productions)
Album Title: Enchanten Rising
Reviewers Name: Kelly O’Neil, ReviewYou
Rating: 5 stars