Please join us for a free concert featuring Steinway Artist Andrew Rangell at Schmitt Music Denver on Sunday, October 15th at 5:00PM.
One of our most eloquent and probing interpreters of the major keyboard works of Bach and Beethoven, pianist Andrew Rangell is also acclaimed for a wide variety of recordings. His latest offering for the Steinway & Sons label, A Bouquet of Beethoven, comprises two discs of material spanning the composer’s career and further cements Rangell’s status as a foremost Beethoven interpreter. Rangell’s Schmitt Music performance will include selections by Orlando Gibbons, J.S. Bach, Johannes Brahms, and more. CLICK HERE to view the evening’s program.
Listen to Mr. Rangell perform Beethoven’s “Polonaise in C Major, Op. 89”:
One of our most eloquent and probing interpreters of the major keyboard works of Bach and Beethoven, pianist Andrew Rangell is also acclaimed for a wide variety of recordings, which range from the music of Sweelinck, Farnaby, and Gibbons to Nielsen, Ives, Enescu, Bartok, Janacek, Schoenberg, Christian Wolff, and many others. Mr. Rangell’s Bach recordings embrace the Goldberg Variations, the Partitas, the French suites, the Art of Fugue, the Well-tempered Clavier (Bk. 1), the B minor French Overture, Italian Concerto, and smaller works. Apart from the present recording, his Beethoven includes the last five sonatas, Diabelli Variations, late bagatelles, and ten earlier sonatas.
Rangell made his New York debut as winner of the Malraux Award of the Concert Artists’ Guild, and has since performed and lectured throughout the United States, and in Europe, Israel, and China. He has also taught on the faculties of Dartmouth, Middlebury, and Tufts University. In the 1980s, already recognized as a distinctive recitalist and collaborative artist, Mr. Rangell gained national attention — and the award of an Avery Fisher Career Grant — for his vivid traversals of the complete Beethoven sonata-cycle in New York, Boston, Cleveland, Rochester, Denver, and other US cities. A hand injury sustained in 1991 forced Mr. Rangell to gradually alter the trajectory of his career, and eventually to place his highest priority on recording. In recent years he has created several DVDs for children — integrating his special talents as author, illustrator, narrator, and pianist. Mr. Rangell’s latest release, on the Steinway label, is a diverse two-disc collection of Beethoven works, entitled “A Bouquet of Beethoven.”
Andrew Rangell is a Steinway Artist.