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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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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





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



Video Performance chamber

Rachmaninoff Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 19 (III. Andante)



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)



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)


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


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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Promotional video




Blue Landscapes           with Croatian flutist Damjan Krajacic

Debut album of original compositions and improvisations. This music draws on an array of musical influences, but its core focus is one of relaxation, beauty, and honesty. Hailed by musicians and non-musicians alike, this music speaks straight to the soul and gives us purpose.

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Difference                  with Croatian flutist Damjan Krajacic

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

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