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Berends: Fifteen Exceptions For Piano / David Berends


Release Date: 08/10/1995 
Label:  Albany Records   Catalog #: 97   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  David Berends
Performer:  David Berends
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 12 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a disc that contains music that should be pleasing to everyone. Berends composes in a style that is romantic and accessible. He was born in Baltimore where he graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with honors in 1973. In 1978, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in a curriculum emphasizing electronic and computer-generated music. The music contained on this disc is about as far removed from what one normally associates with a composer with these credentials as one could imagine. In this 30 years as a keyboard artist, he has performed with everyone from jazz guitar innovator Stanley Jordan to Rock and Roll pioneer Chuck Berry. Fifteen Exceptions for Piano is a collection of Read more his original piano music written between 1978 and 1991.

R E V I E W S:

"Berends composes and plays with the glib fluency of a Berklee School of Music graduate, the Boston Jazz center that produced the likes of Pat Metheny. It is not surprising to learn that, in addition to early training at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, he has also performed with popular musicians... There is excitement and drama in this music, and Berends presents it with rippling virtuosity....If you like Chick Corea, you will probably like this music." (Fanfare)
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Works on This Recording

1.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 1, Fanfare in the Rain by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 36 Secs. 
2.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 2, Prelude by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 51 Secs. 
3.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 3, Allegro by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
4.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 4, A Perfect Day for Bananafish by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
5.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 5, In My World by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 7 Secs. 
6.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 6, The Carousel by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 48 Secs. 
7.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 7, After the Storm by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 24 Secs. 
8.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 8, I sit beside the fire and think by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 45 Secs. 
9.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 9, Introspection in A major by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 5 Minutes 26 Secs. 
10.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 10, Bobo's Adventure by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 9 Minutes 47 Secs. 
11.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 11, Nocturne by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
12.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 12, The Temptress by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 17 Secs. 
13.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 13, Dancing in the Moonlight by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 4 Minutes 45 Secs. 
14.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 14, Sketch by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 23 Secs. 
15.
Fifteen Exceptions: no 15, Water Music by David Berends
Performer:  David Berends (Piano)
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 10 Minutes 49 Secs. 

Sound Samples

15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 1. Fanfare in the Rain
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 2. Prelude
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 3. Allegro
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 4. A Perfect Day for Bananafish
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 5. In My World
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 6. The Carousel
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 7. After the Storm
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 8. I sit beside the fire and think
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 9. Introspection in A
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 10. Bobo's Adventure
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 11. Nocturne
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 12. The Temptress
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 13. Dancing in the Moonlight
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 14. Sketch
15 Exceptions for Piano: No. 15. Water Music

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