Hemingway documentary Album cover

Flor de Mayo – waltz for PBS Documentary “Hemingway”

NEW TODAY: I wrote a waltz!

I’ve written many waltzes over the years, but this time it’s for a Ken Burns and Lynn Novick documentary film about Hemingway — the waltz, commissioned by my dear cousin Johnny Gandelsman (who also plays the violin here), is titled “Flor de Mayo” and — as any seasoned Upper West Sider will surely recognise — it is titled after the restaurant where it was composed. The soundtrack album is released today and you can hear the waltz, or via your streaming dispensary of choice. You can even buy a CD. The film itself comes out April 5-7 on PBS. Enjoy!

“Flor de Mayo”
music by Ljova

Gyan Riley, guitar
Johnny Gandelsman, violin
Michael Nicolas, cello
Shanir Ezra Blumenkrantz, bass

BONUS — a variation: “Flor de la Noche Mirando a Las Estrellas”, that opens the first episode in the series:

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Flor de Mayo Restaurant at 484 Amsterdam Avenue, where this composition was written.

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