Andrew Rangell, piano | Sarita Kwok & Robyn Bollinger, violins | Jessica Bodner, viola | Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello

ALL-BRAHMS PROGRAM

“A Rose Breaks into Bloom” (Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen), Op.122, No.8 (1896)
Intermezzo, Op.76, No.4
String Quintet, Op.111, Un poco allegretto (arr. for piano by Rangell)
Intermezzi, Op. 116 No.5 in E minor & Op. 119 No. 2 in E minor
Piano Trio in A major, Op. Posthumous
Piano Quintet in F minor, Op.34

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Andrew Rangell, piano

“…through his commanding technique, prodigious intellect and consummate artistry, (Rangell) created a series of recordings that stand comparison to the best ever released.” All Music Guide

Pianist Andrew Rangell is best known for his performances of all thirty-two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas and for J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations.  Armed with a doctorate in piano from The Juilliard School, he won the Malraux Award of the Concert Artists Guild and later received the Avery Fisher Career Development Grant. More recently, the pianist’s superlative recordings of The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, Italian Concerto, Partitas, French Suites and other works have established him among today’s most distinguished interpreters of Bach.   He has received universal accolades for his Intimate Works CD’s, and in 2000 he released recordings of Bach’s six Partitas as well as the complete Chopin Mazurkas. His most recent recording, A Chopin Recital, was released on the Steinway label.

Rangell’s popularity has grown in recent years with frequent appearances on the NPR program Fresh Air. He gives recitals at major halls throughout the country, but is particularly active in New York City where he performs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, and the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival.

“There are so many pianists before the public today that the category, `a typical pianist’ has itself become typical. But Andrew Rangell genuinely stands out, at once free spirited and precise, he has the mark of an original artist. The audience receives his intimate artistry with enthusiasm and gratitude.”  —The New York Times