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Plans for Upcoming Release

Added on by Greg Anderson.
Dear Greg,
I scurried to your website, hoping to spot a CD or DVD of Ligeti's Etude Nº 13. But alas, nothing. When can I expect a cluster of these types of contemporary virtuosic works to come out on a CD/DVD?
 - Mark

Dear Mark,

Wow! You're the third person to ask about an upcoming CD within the span of two days! Read the previous two questions and answers for a small taste of what's to come. I do not plan to feature the Ligeti etude you heard me play (I have my reasons), but instead, you can expect to find works by Villa-Lobos, Bolcom, Stravinsky, Schulhoff, and me. There will be more -- as I mentioned below, some Bach -- but I don't want to give away too much just yet. This is not the only project on my plate at the moment (there are a number of Anderson & Roe Piano Duo projects keeping me busy, in addition to more videos, compositions, and music for five pianos), so please be patient. I'm estimating a release date in two to three years. I promise it will be worth the wait!

Thank you so much for your interest. I'll keep posting updates and andersonpiano.com as the project progresses.

- Greg

Recording "Sheep May Safely Graze"

Added on by Greg Anderson.
Dear Greg,
I've recently found your Youtube posting of "Sheep may safely graze", and it's absolutely blown me away. I've been a Bach fan / player for years (only amateur), but I wasn't even aware of the Petri transcription until I saw your video. I've lost count of the dozens of times that I've repeatedly played it over the past month - your rendition just leaves me speechless (I've ordered myself a copy of the score, too!) Is it available on CD/DVD, and if it isn't, could you please please please release something with it on? I'm more thankful for your music than words can express.

Dear Anonymous,

Thank you for your touching and heartfelt message. I love so many things about what I do -- especially connecting deeply with people on a regular basis.

The performance you heard on YouTube is not available on CD/DVD at the moment, but you are in luck! It is one of the few pieces currently in my repertoire that I plan to record for my upcoming CD project. I'm very excited about the project; it promises to provoke and surprise its listeners through a juxtaposition of familiar (and not-so-familiar) works for piano. With so much going on, it will be a while before everything is learned and recorded -- up to two or three years -- but it will definitely be worth the wait!

- Greg

Recording "The Devil's Staircase"

Added on by Greg Anderson.
Dear Greg,
I heard your execution of devil's staircase and i loved it. I didn-t find it on your cd. Is it possible to buy it? if it isn't, could you recommend me another interpretation ? thank's, sorry for my english, love your music... so marvellous moments.... french girl, Véro.

Dear Véro,

Thank you for your super kind words! Ligeti's etudes are really awesome and I heartily recommend you try listening to them all. Pierre-Laurent Aimard's recording of the etudes is my favorite.

I haven't professionally recorded any myself, but I'm busy working on a new recording project that may excite you. I'll slowly reveal more and more details on my site as the project materializes.

- Greg