For this release, Sheila Arnold and Alexander-Sergei Ramirez are concentrating on a short period of music- The Biedermeier. This is a very unusual combination of instruments that create charming music. The artists are using period instruments, a copy of a Biedermeier Fortepiano and the "Biedermeier guitar," a special species with a smaller but more charming sound than the concert guitar. These instruments were built much more intricately and minutiously than their more voluminous siblings of today. Sheila Arnold and Alexander-Sergei Ramirez are married, meeting during their studies of these unique instruments.