Steven Hall has performed throughout the United States, Eurpoe, and Taiwan as an orchestral soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician. He is cofounder and faculty member of the Brandeis Piano Conservatory in Dallas, TX, and President of BPC Recording Company. His two critically acclaimed CDs are released on the ACA label.

May/June 2018: Recordings


Debussy  Steven Osborne, piano  Hyperion CDA68161  [Total Time 73:21]  hyperion-records. Debussy Steven Osborne, piano Hyperion CDA68161 [Total Time 73:21] hyperion-records. Eleven years after the release of his recording of Debussy's complete set of preludes, British pianist Steven Osborne offers a captivating rendi...

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March/April 2018 First Looks - Recordings


Chopin Sonata in B minor, Opus 58 and Liszt Sonata in B minor, S 178 Chad R. Bowles, piano JRI Recording J141 [Total Time 57:38] American rising star Chad R. Bowles plays two significant Romantic piano sonatas on his fourth release. In these nineteenth-century sonatas, Liszt and Chopin took the formal...

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Jan/Feb 2018: First Looks: Recordings


 Nyman: Complete Piano Music Jeroen van Veen, piano Brilliant Classics 95112 [Total Time 1:50:45] Prolific Dutch pianist-composer Jeroen van Veen presents all of Michael Nyman's existing solo piano music. Many will recognize Nyman (b. 1944) as composer of the soundtrack for the 1993 award-winning film The Piano, and—of th...

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CD & DVD Reviews: November/December 2017

CurrentsMichael Mizrahi, pianoNew Amsterdam Records NWAM075[Total Time 60:01] Whether you are an avid fan of contemporary music, a casual listener looking for something off the beaten path, or a pianist looking for new music to program, there is much to admire here. Simply put, this terrific album features solo piano music by a handf...

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CD Reviews: September/October 2017

Outhere Music Ravel, Scriabin: Miroirs Andrew Tyson, piano Alpha-Classica ALPHA 277 [Total Time 58:39] Twenty-year-old Andrew Tyson is a native of Durham, North Carolina, and the rising star's second CD features piano works of Ravel and Scriabin. This highly-recommended release was recorded on a Bec...

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CD Reviews: July/August 2017


David Rakowski Etudes, Vol 4 Amy Briggs, piano, toy piano and celestaBridge 9477Total Time [87:20] This is the fourth volume of Briggs's survey of the staggering 100 piano études of David Rakowski, composed between 1998 and 2010. The studies are characteristically short, stylistically eclectic, and often cleverly titled. Accor...

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CD/DVD Reviews: May/June 2017

Les mains nuesMompou • Boulanger • ChaillouMoisès Fernández Via, pianistUrtext Digital Classics JBCC 231[Total Time 60:04] "My hands and I live alone in a small apartment in the rue du Jardinet…" is an arresting phrase from Via's short story "Bare Hands," written for this CD. The story is published in the liner notes, and, toget...

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CD Reviews: March/April 2017

Bach: Inventions and Sinfonias Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano Accentus Music ACC 30350 [Total Time 45:47] These inventions and sinfonias serve as a marvelous performance resource for teachers and students. Zhu's approach is forthright, and, within each of these tightly constructed miniatures, the dialogue between the voices is distinct and cl...

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