Erik Leuthäuser “In the land of Ronny Whyte”


Mia Brentano’s first two albums, with their diverse, stylistically very free compositions which defy all descriptions, hit the nerve of the times: in the USA, both made it onto the annual “want list” by the classical music magazine Fanfare, while the second also received a Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik (German Record Critics’ Award) in the category “Crossover Productions”.

The new album Mia Brentano’s SUMMERHOUSE – New Music for 2 ­Pianos was produced by West German Broadcasting Cologne with the young stars Benyamin Nuss and Billy Test.

It features again 20 distinctive miniatures in no man’s land between classical, jazz, pop and minimal music. Bonus tracks include two masterful improvisations on movie themes by Henry Mancini: Days of Wine and Roses and Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.