Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Timothy Andres's "Shy and Mighty" Showcases "Pianistic Virtuosity," Achieves "Incredible Listenability," Says New Haven Advocate
Timothy Andres makes his Nonesuch debut with the release of Shy and Mighty on Tuesday, May 18, one day after he performs the piece at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge. The New Haven Advocate says Andres's "indulgence of pianistic virtuosity ... and his undogmatic embrace of varied musical styles are lively and fully committed" on Shy and Mighty. "Andres’ most interesting achievement" may be its "incredible listenability."
Friday, April 30, 2010
Timothy Andres Featured in Wall Street Journal Article Examining His Many, Varied Musical Influences
Timothy Andres, whose debut recording, Shy and Mighty, is due out on Nonesuch May 18, is featured in a Wall Street Journal article examining how the young composer, raised on the classical canon, was later introduced to a new world of music that included everything from iconic classic rock to contemporary classical icons like Steve Reich and John Adams, and how this has influenced his own work.
Monday, April 26, 2010
The New Yorker: Timothy Andres's "Shy and Mighty" "Achieves an Unhurried Grandeur" Rarely Felt Since John Adams
The recent Louis Andriessen-curated concerts at Carnegie Hall show the composer to have "an undiminished capacity for making mischief," says The New Yorker's Alex Ross. Ross looks at other contemporary composers creating outside "a stylistic party line," and calls Timothy Andres’s forthcoming Nonesuch debut, Shy and Mighty, "the kind of sprawling, brazen work that a young composer should write," achieving "an unhurried grandeur that has rarely been felt in American music since John Adams came on the scene."
Monday, March 22, 2010