A selection of Sri Chinmoy’s early extemporaneous public piano performances. These tracks were recorded in 1987.

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From the original CD notes:

  1. Piano performance at Progress-Promise, Jamaica, New York, March 1, 1987.Sri Chinmoy here on his first piano, an antique 64-key spinet by Madison, which had been moved from his home the previous day. After playing the large Bosendorfer Imperial during his Peace Concert at Buchman Hall one week earlier for his piano debut, The Battle of Kurukshetra, Sri Chinmoy realised that he needed a larger piano at home. He replaced the Madison piano with a 72-key Kawai console piano that is still there today. (21:15)

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2. Mother and Mother’s Love, Son and Son’s Promise. From Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert at Rippowan High School, Stamford, Connecticut, March 29, 1987. Sri Chinmoy is performing on the school’s (untuned) Baldwin grand piano. Sri Chinmoy gave this piece its title shortly after the concert. (13:56)

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3. Ecstasy’s Heart-Garden. From Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert at Prospect Heights High School, Brooklyn, New York, April 4, 1987. Sri Chinmoy is performing on the school’s Mason & Hamlin grand piano. Sri Chinmoy gave this piece its title shortly after the concert. (10:27)

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4. Piano performance from Sri Chinmoy’s concert at Martin Luther King, Jr. High School, New York City, April 9, 1987. (12:10)

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5. Piano performance at Progress-Promise, Jamaica, New York, April 20, 1987. Sri Chinmoy is performing on a Steinway baby grand piano. (20:05)

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6. Piano performance from Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert at New Rochelle High School, New Rochelle, New York, April 28, 1987. (14:01)

7. Piano performance from Sri Chinmoy’s Peace Concert in Graham Memorial Chapel, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, June 27, 1987. (11:17)

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