Michael Brown plays Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bernstein & Brown | First Hand Records FHR67

Michael Brown plays Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bernstein & Brown


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Label: First Hand Records

Cat No: FHR67

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 29th March 2018



Pianist and composer Michael Brown, winner of a 2018 Emerging Artist Award from Lincoln Center and a 2015 Avery Fisher Career Grant, plays pieces by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, Bernstein and Brown.

Since childhood, Michael Brown has been inspired by composers who were also tremendous pianists and it has been his life’s passion to explore both of these disciplines. While the list of musicians who fall into this category is long, three of the greatest composer-pianists include Ludwig van Beethoven, Felix Mendelssohn, and Leonard Bernstein, whose works are included in this album. Not only did these artists approach music from this dual perspective of a composer and performer, but their compositional craft was undoubtedly influenced by their relationship to the piano. Their music continues to surprise and exhilarate. Also, included are works by Michael Brown. ‘one of the most refined of all pianist-composers’ (International Piano) ‘one of the leading figures in the current renaissance of performer-composers’ (The New York Times).

Mr Brown is an artist of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, performing regularly at Alice Tully Hall and on tour. Mr Brown’s engagements have taken him across four continents, with regular appearances with orchestras such as the Seattle, North Carolina, Maryland and Albany Symphonies and recitals at Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, and the Louvre. He was selected by pianist Sir Andras Schiff to perform on an international solo recital tour, making debuts in Zurich’s Tonhalle, and New York’s 92nd Street Y.

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