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Nov. 18, 2005

Union professor releases piano album

LINCOLN—Union College music professor, Ryan Wells, is releasing a new album entitled, An Afternoon Concert, of romantic piano solos. This is his third CD of classical music.
        The new album features “Fantasie-Impromptu,” “UnSospiro,” “Five Songs without Words” and other piano gems. One of Wells’ favorite pieces is UnSospiro. “It’s a showy yet beautiful piece,” said Wells. “It’s a very rich piece that many people have requested.”
        Wells received an Arts Musical Doctorate in piano performance from the University of Arizona in 1982 and released his first CD in 1995, entitled Shades of Enchantment. Nebraska Public Radio Network has aired his music and conducted an interview with Wells about his album Night Songs in 2004.
        Romantic piano music has a quiet vitality to Wells. “In a time of stress and world tension, I feel it’s therapeutic.”
        Mailing release for An Afternoon Concert is Dec. 1. Cost is $15 for the new CD and $12 for Shades of Enchantment and Night Songs. Discount rates are available for multiple sales. To order, contact Ryan Wells at rywells@ucollege.edu.