Andrew Rangell: 5 Variations
On this disc, pianist Andrew Rangell chooses five sets of his favorite variations - works both little and well-known. Among the rarities are Bizet's little known set, a work described by Rangell as "a fascinating wedding of conceptual rigor and brilliant stagecraft." Also heard is Carl Nielsen's infrequently recorded Chaconne. Andrew Rangell was born in Chicago and raised in Colorado. He is a graduate of Juilliard, earning a doctorate in piano under Beveridge Webster. The New York Observer called him "an individualist...like the late Glen Gould, he seemed to be propelled by an irresistible force." Bridge Records has released a dozen discs featuring Rangell, performing a wide range of keyboard music from the 16th century to the present day.
Franz Joseph Haydn: Variations in F Minor (1793)
Georges Bizet: Variations Chromatique (1868)
Carl Nielsen: Chaconne, Op. 32 (1916)
Johannes Brahms: Variations on an Original Theme, Op. 21, No. 1 (1861)
Franz Schubert: Variations on a Theme from 'Rosamunde' (Impromptu in B-flat, D. 935, Op. 142, No. 3) (1827)
Andrew Rangell, piano