Andrew Rangell: Music of Bach and Schoenberg
Andrew Rangell's Bach interpretations have drawn high praise from an international range of critics and piano devotees. Writing of his recent recording of Book 1 of the Well Tempered Clavier (BRIDGE 9246A/B), the New York Times states that Rangell's "free-spirited Bach is distinguished by its powerful drive and intensity and a remarkable articulation that illuminates contrapuntal intricacies with microscopic clarity." The critic in Fanfare raves that "You would almost surely have to go back to Gould to hear Bach-playing like this. Rangell sets himself apart from the crowd by being not just distinguished but truly distinctive. Highest recommendation possible." This highly anticipated release of Rangell's interpretation of the French Suites is accompanied by his singular reading of Schoenberg's striking Suite, Op. 25. Other Bach performances by Rangell on Bridge include his Bach recital (BRIDGE 9180) and his early music recital entitled A Bridge to Bach (BRIDGE 9216).
“Rangell’s playing involves crisp articulation, producing a clarity of voices and rhythmic vitality. These performances are always alive and engaging. Trust me when I say that repeated listenings will give you plenty of reasons to appreciate Schoenberg more. I have enjoyed hearing the French Suites through the mind and fingers of Rangell and will return to this set in the future.” - American Record Guide
Andrew Rangell, piano
BRIDGE 9281A/B (two discs)