Today, four gorgeous pieces of music for piano, because beauty is a powerful antidote to the darkness during troubled times.
Above: "Divenire" by Italian composer & pianist Ludovico Einaudi (from his album of the same name), performed at the Royal Albert Hall in London in 2010.
Below: "Re" by German composer & pianist Nils Frahm, from his album Screws (2012). The animated video was directed by Balázs Simon.
Above: "Willow," by British composer & pianist Helen Jane Long, accompanied by The London Players. This performance of the song (from her Intervensions album) was filmed in Philadelphia.
Below: "Hanging D" by Dutch composer & pianist Joep Beving, who describes his work at "simple music for complex emotions." The piece is from his new album, Prehension.