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Excellent reviews in Gramophone and International Record Review for Sheppard's latest Debussy album!!

Claude Debussy Estampes Images 12 Estudes
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Latest CD Release
Claude Debussy Estampes Images / 12 Études

Be the first to get your copy this live performance from Seattle's Meany Theater, given in April, 2013.

2 CDs
$30.00 (plus shipping).


Claude Debussy The 24 Preludes
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Claude Debussy - The 24 Preludes

Be the first to get your copy this live performance from Seattle's Meany Theater, given in October, 2012. The 12 Debussy Etudes will follow shortly.

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).


Newsflash!!

Seattle Piano Institute 2014!

The Seattle Piano Institute, with its co-directors Robin McCabe and Craig Sheppard, goes into its fifth exciting season from July 6-20, with two weeks of private lessons, master classes, and much more. Our guest artist this summer will be Jon Kimura Parker, Professor of Piano at the Shepherd School of Music of Rice University, Houston, Texas, and a great favorite of Seattle audiences. For more information, visit us on our website:
www.music.washington.edu/pianoinstitute/. We look forward to seeing you there!


CRAIG SHEPPARD GIVES WORLD PREMIÈRE OF BRAHMS ALBUMBLATT, MEANY THEATER, SEATTLE, APRIL 28, 2011!!!

The manuscript for this little gem had gone unnoticed for nearly 160 years until April 20, 2011, when it was put up for sale online at Doyle Auction Galleries in New York City. Having been alerted to this sale by his good colleague at the University of Washington, Dr. George Bozarth, one of the world's leading Brahms scholars, Sheppard performed the Albumblatt as a surprise encore the following week at his all-Brahms recital on April 28th.



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HOT OFF THE PRESS!
FRANZ Liszt
Années de Pèlerinage, Books I and II

CRAIG SHEPPARD'S PERFORMANCE OF LISZT'S ANNÉES DE PÈLERINAGE, BOOKS I and II, RECORDED LIVE IN SEATTLE'S MEANY THEATER IN OCTOBER, 2011.

2 CDs
$30.00 (plus shipping).


Newsflash!!

Seattle Piano Institute 2012!

Following their highly popular second summer institute in 2011, Craig Sheppard and colleague, Robin McCabe, present a third season of the Seattle Piano Institute at the University of Washington's School of Music from July 8-21, 2012. This year will include two sessions: the first, for ages 16 and up; the second, for students up to the age of 15. Special guest artist, Christopher O'Riley, popular host of the well-known NPR program, From the Top, will present two days of master classes at the conjunction of the two sessions. Spaces are limited. Please visit our website at www.music.washington.edu/pianoinstitute.


Latest News

Craig Sheppard plays the first two books of Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage at the Nehru Memorial Library in New Delhi on Saturday evening, March 17th, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.. This is a repeat of his October 21st program in Seattle's Meany Theater.


News Flash!

Craig Sheppard's 2 CD set of Liszt's Années de Pèlerinage, Books I and II, is about to appear on Roméo Records. Stay tuned!


Upcoming BRAHMS Recital
You Won't Want to Miss!!

Mostly Brahms Concert - Craig Sheppard


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, FRANZ!!

Craig Sheppard performs the first two books of Liszt’s monumental Années de Pèlerinage in Seattle’s Meany Theater on Friday evening, October 21st. These pieces were the direct result of Liszt’s eleven-year liaison with Marie, La Comtesse d’Agoult, and their need to abscond from Paris in the wake of tremendous scandal.

Happy Birthday - Franz!!

Caricature of Franz Liszt reproduced with kind permission from Lebrecht Music and Arts, London.


Craig Sheppard’s most recent recital in his Mostly Brahms series!

Upcoming Concert in Craig Sheppard's Mostly Brahms series!


LATEST CD RELEASE!!

CRAIG SHEPPARD performs

The Last Three Piano Sonatas
by
FRANZ SCHUBERT

Schubert Sonatas Schubert Sonatas

Read three recent raves of this new release from the British and American press


Sheppard earns rave review at Minnesota Beethoven Festival!

Read Review


Craig Sheppard - Schubert Recital in Meany Theater on May 5, 2010Craig Sheppard in Seattle's Meany Theater - May 5th, 2010.

Craig Sheppard - Latest News

Record Geijutsu; Tokyo: Interview with Craig Sheppard

Oct. 2009


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Bach The Well Tempered Clavier, Book II
The latest in Sheppard's highly acclaimed Bach series, recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater in April, 2008. A must for all Bach collectors and connoisseurs of this great repertoire.

2 CDs
$30.00 (plus shipping).

Autographed by the artist
     
 

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Bach The Well Tempered Clavier, Book I
Sheppard's rendition of this 'Old Testament of the Keyboard' has reaped glowing reviews around the globe, reflecting his lifelong association with this great music.

2 CDs
$30.00 (plus shipping).

Autographed by the artist
     
 

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Bach Aufrichtige Anleitung
(the Inventions and Sinfonias)

Hear Craig Sheppard's traversal of the exquisite two-part Inventions and three-part Sinfonias, works too often overlooked by today's leading pianists (yet frequently taught to our younger students!). Recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater in April, 2006, this is a recording Bach connoisseurs won't want to miss!

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).

Autographed by the artist
     
 

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Reviews

 

Six Bach Partitas
Craig Sheppard follows his triumphant release of the 32 Beethoven sonatas with this 2 CD set of the six Bach Partitas, recorded live in Seattle's Meany Theater on November 1, 2005. Read the rave review in Gramophone.

2 CD Box Set
$30.00 (plus shipping).

This item is out of print. Digital copies can be acquired over the internet.     
 

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Beethoven: A Journey - The 32 Piano Sonatas
Craig Sheppard's triumphant LIVE concert journey through the 32 Piano Sonatas of Beethoven is now available as a 9 CD box set. Read what The Gramomphone and International Record Review are saying about this exciting new addition to the Beethoven archives.
more details..

9 CD Box Set
$75.00 (plus shipping).

This item is out of print. Digital copies can be acquired over the internet.        

Tangermann/Berlin (all live performances)

All five CDs available directly from at-label@gmx.de


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Bach: The Goldberg Variations (live from the Berlin Philharmonic); Partita #5. (MP3 SAMPLES)
1 Aria
2 Variation I
6 Variation V
11 Variation X
14 Variation XIII
15 Variation XIV
19 Variation XVIII
26 Variation XXV
27 Variation XXVI
31 Variation XXX

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).
Temporarily out of stock


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Beethoven: The Diabelli Variations, Opus 120; (MP3 SAMPLES)
1 Theme (Vivace)
11 Variation X (Presto)
19 Variation XVIII (Poco moderato)
24 Variation XXIII (Allegro assai)
26 Variation XXV (Allegro)
30 Variation XXIX (Adagio ma non troppo)
32 Variation XXXI (Largo, molto espressivo)
33 Variation XXXII (Fuga: Allegro - poco adagio)

Scriabin: Sonata No. 5, op. 53
36 Sonata No. 5, op. 53

Schubert: Impromptu in G flat No. 3, Op. 90
38 Impromptu in G flat, No. 3, Op. 90

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).
Temporarily out of stock


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Chopin: Twenty-Four Preludes, Opus 28 and Prelude in C sharp minor, Opus 45 (MP3 SAMPLES)
1 Prelude in G Major (Vivace)
5 Prelude in D Major (Molto allegro)
8 Prelude in F-sharp minor (Molto agitato)
10 Prelude in C-sharp minor (Molto allegro)
11 Prelude in B Major (Vivace)
16 Prelude in B-flat minor (Presto con fuoco)
17 Prelude in A-flat minor (Allegro)
23 Prelude in F Major (Moderato)
25 Prelude in C-sharp minor, op. 45

Scriabin: Twenty-Four Preludes, Opus 11.
26 Prelude in C Major (Vivace)
30 Prelude in D minor (Andante cantabile)
32 Prelude in A minor (Allegro assai)
36 Prelude in B Major (Allegro assai)
42 Prelude in A-flat Major (Allegretto)
46 Prelude in B minor (Andante)
48 Prelude in F minor (Vivo)

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).
Temporarily out of stock


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Scarlatti: Five sonatas (MP3 SAMPLES)
K. 146 G minor
K. 162 E minor
K. 24 A minor

Rachmnaninoff: Nine Etudes Tableaux, Opus 39.
I Allegro agitato
III Allegro molto
V Appassionato
VI Allegro

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).
Temporarily out of stock


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Schumann: The Complete Novelettes, Opus 21; Blumenstück, Opus 19 Träumerei, Opus 15/7.
(MP3 SAMPLES)
1 Markiert Und Kräftig
2 Ballmässig, Sehr Munter
6 Sehr Labhaft, Mit Vielem Humor
7 Äusserst Rasch
8 Sehr Labhaft
11 Blumenstück, op. 19
13 Träumerei, op. 15/7 (Encore)

1 CD
$20.00 (plus shipping).

Temporarily out of stock



 


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