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Timothy Andres's "Shy and Mighty" Comes "Strongly Recommended" by Fanfare: "Imaginative, Clever, and Expressive"

  • Monday, August 16, 2010
    Timothy Andres's "Shy and Mighty" Comes "Strongly Recommended" by Fanfare: "Imaginative, Clever, and Expressive"

    Timothy Andres was in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, over the weekend attending the ACME Quartet's premiere of his piece Thrive on Routine at Crissey Farm, and marking the close of his 2009–2010 concert season. Andres has now added a number of new dates to his calendar for the 2010–2011 season, on his web site andres.com, starting with the world premiere of his new septet by the Ensemble ACJW at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College October 8; the group will perform the piece at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on October 12. Later in the season, Andres returns to Carnegie Hall for a concert with Brad Mehldau and Friends featuring selections from Andres's Shy and Mighty.

    The recently released Nonesuch recording of Shy and Mighty, Andres's debut album, featuring duo piano performances by the composer and David Kaplan, was just reviewed in Fanfare magazine, in which reviewer Carson Cooman describes Andres as "a composer of great imagination and character."

    On the album, "Andres conjures up a wonderful 'world of ideas' indeed," Cooman exclaims, referring to the title of one of the album tracks. "The music is consistently imaginative, clever, and expressive." While Cooman hears references to Steve Reich and John Adams in the piece, there is much to recommend it on its own merits: "Probably the single best thing I can say about this album is that, after it was over, I immediately wanted to (and did) go back to the beginning to hear it again."

    Cooman goes on to laud Andres as "an excellent pianist" and the recording's "excellent sound," making for a "strongly recommended" album. "I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this fine music," he concludes, "and certainly a great deal more will be heard from Andres in the years to come."

    Read the complete review at fanfaremag.com.

on August 16, 2010 - 10:54am
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Timothy Andres has announced a number of dates for his 2010–2011 season, including a Carnegie Hall concert with Brad Mehldau featuring selections from his piece Shy and Mighty. Fanfare says Andres "conjures up a wonderful 'world of ideas'" on the piece and album. "The music is consistently imaginative, clever, and expressive." The reviewer declares the album "strongly recommended" and "can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this fine music."

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Timothy Andres was in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, over the weekend attending the ACME Quartet's premiere of his piece Thrive on Routine at Crissey Farm, and marking the close of his 2009–2010 concert season. Andres has now added a number of new dates to his calendar for the 2010–2011 season, on his web site andres.com, starting with the world premiere of his new septet by the Ensemble ACJW at the Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College October 8; the group will perform the piece at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall on October 12. Later in the season, Andres returns to Carnegie Hall for a concert with Brad Mehldau and Friends featuring selections from Andres's Shy and Mighty.

The recently released Nonesuch recording of Shy and Mighty, Andres's debut album, featuring duo piano performances by the composer and David Kaplan, was just reviewed in Fanfare magazine, in which reviewer Carson Cooman describes Andres as "a composer of great imagination and character."

On the album, "Andres conjures up a wonderful 'world of ideas' indeed," Cooman exclaims, referring to the title of one of the album tracks. "The music is consistently imaginative, clever, and expressive." While Cooman hears references to Steve Reich and John Adams in the piece, there is much to recommend it on its own merits: "Probably the single best thing I can say about this album is that, after it was over, I immediately wanted to (and did) go back to the beginning to hear it again."

Cooman goes on to laud Andres as "an excellent pianist" and the recording's "excellent sound," making for a "strongly recommended" album. "I can’t imagine anyone not enjoying this fine music," he concludes, "and certainly a great deal more will be heard from Andres in the years to come."

Read the complete review at fanfaremag.com.

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Timothy Andres: "Shy and Mighty" [cover]

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