SCHUBERT: PIANO SONATAS
TODD CROW, piano
"Crow's playing is exquisite in its silken tranquility...[he plays with] utter grace...Crow's delicate touch, his great sensitivity to the terracing of dynamics, make the reading pellucid, even visionary...utterly delightful to the ear...dynamics are beautifully nuanced but never precious. Sound quality [is] excellent...highly recommendable"
Fanfare - November/December 2000
has been acclaimed for performances in North and South America and Europe. The New York Times has described his playing as "heroic, (showing) endless flair, color and stamina." The Times of London has called his playing "spine-chilling" and "exhilarating." In recent years he has appeared as soloist with orchestras in the United States, England, the Czech Republic, Venezuela and elsewhere, and in recital or chamber music at the Berlioz/Dutilleux Festival in Manchester, England, Washington's National Gallery of Art, London's Wigmore Hall, and New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center. He made his Carnegie Hall debut as soloist with the American Symphony in 1992 and his London orchestral debut at the Barbican Centre with the London Philharmonic in 1986. He performs regularly on BBC Radio in both live and recorded performances.
Mr. Crow is Music Director of the Mt. Desert Festival of Chamber Music in Northeast Harbor, Maine. In addition to annual appearances at the Bard Music Festival, he has been heard at Casals Festival, Music Mountain, Maverick Concerts, and other festivals. Fanfare Magazine voted Mr. Crow's CD of Schubert sonatas D.784 and 959 (Bridge Records) as a Critics Choice for 1990. Born in Santa Barbara, California, he is a graduate of the University of California and The Juilliard School, where his teachers have included Irma Starr, Erno Daniel, Emanuel Bay, and Ania Dorfmann. In 1986, he received the University of California's Distinguished Alumni Award. He is currently Professor of Music at Vassar College.
Piano Sonata in B-flat major, D. 960
Allegretto in C minor, D. 900
Piano Sonata in E minor, D. 566
Piano Sonata in A minor, D. 845
Piano Sonata in E-flat major, D. 568
Piano Piece in A major, D. 60