“A Chopin Recital” by Andrew Rangell
Andrew Rangell introduced his latest CD, “A Chopin Recital,” with a special concert event at M. Steinert & Sons in Boston on Saturday, November 8th. A wonderful crowd came out to support Andrew and to hear him play. Photos of the event will be posted soon.
About the Artist
The American pianist Andrew Rangell studied in New York’s Juilliard School of Music, obtaining a doctorate in piano. He won the Malraux Award of the Concert Artists Guild, leading to his New York debut. In 1988 he received the Avery Fisher Career Development Grant, an award that is given on the basis the quality of the recipient’s performances in regular concerts and recitals over a period of time, rather than as a result of a short period of competition appearances.
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. In concert, his repertory ranges from Gibbons and Froberger to 20th-century composers such as Nielsen, Luciano Berio Arnold Schoenberg, and Christian Wolff.
In 1991, at the high point of his career his hand was severely injured. He returned to performing after a seven-year recovery. During the time of his rehabilitation, he recorded two CDs of “Intimate Works” for the Dorian label that received universal praise. As well, Dorian released a recording of concert performances of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations and Ravel’s Gaspard de la Nuit. In 2000 he completed a recording of Bach’s six Partitas as well as the complete Chopin Mazurkas.
Appearances on the public radio program “Fresh Air” resulted in runs on record stores by listeners trying to locate Andrew Rangell’s recordings. While he performs throughout the USA, he appears frequently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the 92nd Street Y, Miller Theater of Columbia, and the Lincoln Center Mostly Mozart Festival, and often tours throughout New England.