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Solo Piano- Live in Recital
Recorded live at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, February 18, 2001
Carefree, Arizona


TRACK LISTING: (click on any underlined piece to hear it in full.)

Beethoven: Sonata in Eb Major Op. 31, No. 3 (I. Allegro. II Scherzo. III Minuetto. IV Presto.)

 

Brahms: Klavierstücke Op. 119, Nos. 1-2       (B minor. E minor.)

 

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82

(I. Allegro moderato, II. Allegretto, III. Tempo di valzer lent, IV. Vivace)

Debussy: Reverie
Khachaturian: Toccata
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in Eb Major, Op. 23/6
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G# Minor, Op. 32/12

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Orchestral and Chamber Music Recordings

 

    

Kevin Kaska: The Chamber Works

          (Fantasy for Piano and Orchestra and other works)

Danny Elfman: Serenada Schizophrana (featured pianist)

La Flute Francaise (with flutist Paul Fried)

Dohnányi: Sextet (with New Hollywood String Quartet)

Air (with flutist Boglárka Kiss)

Carnival of the Animals (with John Lithgow, narrator)

Gernot Wolfgang: Common Ground

         (Metamorphosis, Jazz & Cocktails)

The French Connection with violinist Linda Wang

         (Messiaen Fantasy and Ravel Sonata Posthume)

Bruce Babcock: Time, Still

         (Metaphor Two, Imagined/Remembered)

Music from the Left Coast (Ola Gjielo: Kindred Spirits)

Gernot Wolfgang: Passing Through (2015)

Caroline Campbell: From Hollywood with Love

Elia Cmiral: The Chamber Suites (film music)

 

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Original compositions

 

 

Blue Landscapes  Music from a Quieter Place

with flutist Damjan Krajacic

Debut album of original compositions and improvisations released in 2012. This music draws on an array of musical influences, but its core focus is one of relaxation, beauty, and honesty. Hailed by musicians and critics, this music speaks straight to the soul and gives us purpose.  Visit our homepage here: Blue Landscapes

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Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries    

with flutist Damjan Krajacic

Released in 2016, this is the long anticipated sequel to the first album of 2012. While it continues the tonal pallette and feel of the first album, this music begins to expand and explore new ground both compositionally and instrumentally. This music draws on an array of musical influences, but its core focus is one of relaxation, beauty, and honesty. Hailed by musicians and critics, this music speaks straight to the soul and gives us purpose.  Visit our homepage here: Blue Landscapes

 

 

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Difference                 

with flutist Damjan Krajacic

This is a crossover album: passionate original compositions for flute and piano that blend Classical, Jazz, Cuban, Brazilian, and Eastern European sounds.

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Recordings for Yamaha Disklavier

Note: These recordings are compatible only with the Yamaha Disklavier and are not playable as compact discs.

                      

Schubert: Trout Quintet

Beethoven/Brahms: Sonatas for Piano and Cello

Prokofiev: Ten Dances from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Ravel: Miroirs, Jeux d'eau, Pavane

Brahms: Rhapsodic Brahms: Rhapsodies Op. 79, Intermezzi

Beethoven: Appassionata and Tempest Sonatas

 

 

Pop projects:

Close to You: Carpenter Faves

Annie's Song: Best of John Denver

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Special Projects

Transfiguration cover art 

Transfiguration: music to the video game, Journey

Austin Wintory, composer 

(arrangement for solo piano)

Laura Intravia, arranger, vocalist

Robert Thies, piano

 

 

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Notable Film Scores featuring piano

 

 

Mychael Danna: Fracture (2007), Life of Pi (2012)

James Newton Howard: Concussion (2015)

 

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with Notable Popular and Jazz Artists

 

 

Madonna: Rebel Heart (2015) "Messiah"

Josh Groban: Illuminations (2010)

David Benoit: Conversations (2012)

 

 

 

 

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Video Performance with orchestra

Rachmaninoff's Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Robert Thies with the San Luis Obispo Symphony; October 3, 2009
Michael Nowak, conductor

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Video Performance solo piano

Scriabin Etudes Op. 2 no 1 in C-sharp minor and Op. 8 no. 12 in D-sharp minor

 

 

Beethoven Sonata in C minor, Op. 13 Pathetique

 

 

Chopin Etude in C minor Op. 25 no. 10 Revolutionary

 

 

Brahms Intermezzo Op. 118 no. 2 in A Major

 

 

Many more videos and audio samples available on the Robert Thies YouTube channel

 

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Video Performance chamber

Rachmaninoff Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 19 (III. Andante) with cellist Stephen Erdody

 

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Brief audio samples with orchestra

 

Chopin's Concerto No. 2. in F Minor, Op. 21
Robert Thies with the Pasadena Symphony, March 13, 2004
Jorge Mester, conductor

I: “Maestoso”: excerpt #1 (mp3)
I: “Maestoso”: excerpt #2 (mp3)
II: “Larghetto” (mp3)

Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2. in C Minor, Op. 18
Robert Thies with the USC Symphony, April 24, 1997
Carl. St. Clair, conductor

II: “Adagio Sostenuto”: excerpt #1 (mp3)
II: “Adagio Sostenuto”: excerpt #2 (mp3)
III: “Allegro Scherzando” (mp3)

Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
Robert Thies with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Dec 11, 1995
Ravil Martynov, conductor

I: “Andantino”, Cadenza: main theme (mp3)
I: Cadenza: excerpt #2 (mp3)
I: End of Cadenza (mp3)
II: “Scherzo:Vivace” (mp3)
III: “Intermezzo: Allegro moderato” (mp3)
IV: “Allegro tempestoso” (mp3)