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A Bouquet Of Beethoven / Andrew Rangell

Release Date: 08/18/2017
Label: Steinway & Sons Catalog #: 30080
Composer:  Ludwig van Beethoven Performer:  Andrew Rangell Number of Discs: 2

Album Credits:

Producer: Andrew Rangell
Recording Engineer: Tom Stephenson
Editing/Mastering: Brad Michel
Piano Technician: Christine Lovgren
Piano: Steinway Model D #586518 (New York)
Executive Producer: Jon Feidner
Design: Cover to Cover Design, Anilda Carrasquillo


"Veteran pianist Andrew Rangell has had a long career building unusual programs of Romantic music that find direct ways of communicating with audiences... Here he devises an effective mixture of Beethoven sonatas and lesser-known works, which he rightly argues are too often collected into sets of their own rather than programmed with sonatas in explorations of
Read more the relationships among the great and the small. ...a fascinating Beethoven recital, beautifully recorded at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts."

-- AllMusic Guide

"For this two-disc recital, [Andrew Rangell] selects a program of works both familiar and relatively obscure in order to create a “bouquet”-like selection of pieces. He also includes..original improvisations on Beethoven’s variations on a theme from Righini. This is a masterful work of musical exegesis, the kind that very few pianists have the capacity to offer. Highly recommended to all libraries."

-- CD Hotlist

"The program begins with an exciting performance of the rarely heard Polonaise. Full of vibrancy with bursts of energy, the piece often seems as though it will run off the rails, on the cusp of losing its rhythmic integrity, but never gets there. Quite a ride. The 24 Variations are full of wonderful variations; they have character and pomp, but are not lacking in warmth."

-- American Record Guide
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