Timothy Andres Lives in Your World of Ideas

Live from (Le) Poisson Rouge on May 29, 2012

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

On May 29, 2012, pianist and composer Timothy Andres presented a unique program reflecting his eclectic musical tastes and influences. With selections ranging from Brahms to Ingram Marshall to his own compositions, the evening showcased the breadth of Andres capabilities as both a performer and composer.

Recorded live at (Le) Poisson Rouge, the evening was centered around concepts of influence and homage. Andres opened the performance with excerpts from fellow Sleeping Giant Ted Hearne's work Parlor Diplomacy, a sort of caricature of the Classical tradition, containing fragments of Brahms's Intermezzo, Op. 119 (a composition that was revisited in its "original" form a few pieces later).

The show featured two of Andres's own "tribute numbers:" the meditative How can I live in your world of ideas?, which contains quotes of Beethoven and Chopin, and It takes a long time to be a good composer, composed as an homage to Schumann - whose Vogel als Prophet was featured later in the program. Another appropriate and direct tribute was the inclusion of Authentic Presence, a mesmerizing piece by Andres's Yale mentor, composer Ingram Marshall.

The evening's final number was a sneak peek at a new original for two pianos called Retro Music. Andres was joined on stage by guest pianist David Kaplan to deliver the composition's first "public" performance.

Hearne: Two movements from Parlor Diplomacy

Andres: How Can I Live In Your World of Ideas?

Andres: It Takes A Long Time to Become A Good Composer

Marshall: Authentic Presence

Brahms: Intermezzo Op. 119 No. 1, B Minor

Schumann: Vogel als Prophet

Andres: Retro Music


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Comments [3]


Having listened to the track at the top, all I can think of is a quote (from Schumann, ironically!) - "Outward emptiness, inward nothingness"

Jan. 27 2014 12:36 AM
Q2 Music

Thanks for catching that, Keith! That's an awesome piece and certainly deserves a streaming status. It's taken care of now. Enjoy!

Jul. 19 2012 10:46 AM

Thanks for posting this. The 4th track "Marshall: Authentic Presence" won't play. Any chance you can fix? thanks again.

Jul. 18 2012 05:38 PM

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