Union professor releases piano album
LINCOLN—Ryan Wells, music
professor at Union College, has released his second album of piano solos,
Night Songs. Wells said that inspiration for the album came from
his deep love for beautiful and romantic piano music.
“In selecting this collection of
romantic gems, I looked for pieces that presented the piano as a lyrical
instrument possessing a wide expressive range—from introspective
melancholy to dramatic passion and power,” Wells said.
Wells received his Arts Musical
Doctorate in piano performance from the University of Arizona in 1982. As
a performer, Wells has given numerous solo, chamber and concerto
performances throughout the nation. Wells is also active in promoting the
fine arts throughout the state of Nebraska, contributing in various
capacities with the Nebraska Public Radio Network and the Nebraska Arts
Night Songs is a collection of
songs by composers such as Claude Debussy, Richard Faith and Franz Liszt.
Wells’ first album, Shades of Enchantment, was released in 1995.
To order, contact Ryan Wells at