2009 collection from the piano great. that traverses Cavallaro's many styles and moods; a reminder of the range that the giant Cavallaro could muster. With a technique that married glittering, seamless, high-speed arpeggios with a disarming saccharine lyricism, Carmen Cavallaro's 'Poet of the Piano' definition was apposite. A forerunner of the classical-pop 'cross-over' that reached its high tide with Liberace, Cavallaro began his musical career as a local solo attraction at plush nightclub venues and on radio. Later, darling of the ivories, Carmen reached a global audience through recordings, film and TV appearances. Bygone Days.