“Sammy Snake’s Lucky Day” and “What Sal Heard”
Pianist Andrew Rangell has been making CDs for many years. His first recordings were made for Dorian Records, and include Bach’s Goldberg Variations and six Partitas; all the late Beethoven sonatas and Diabelli Variations; the complete Chopin Mazurkas; and two volumes of Intimate Works for Piano which feature a diverse range of selections from Bach to Messiaen. On the Bridge label, his recordings include Bach’s French Suites and Well-tempered Clavier – Book 1; one CD each of Beethoven and Haydn sonatas; Schubert’s glorious Sonata in B-flat; an extraordinary CD of five sonatas by Halffter, Enescu, Stravinsky, and Janácek… his list of recordings goes on and on.
Andy’s gifts are not limited to the piano, however; he recently produced DVDs of two short films that he wrote, directed, and illustrated himself: Sammy Snake’s Lucky Day and What Sal Heard. Both films were written for the young at heart – of whatever age – and were designed to serve as a primer of classical piano music, with fragments selected from a wide range of wonderful and important pieces from the piano repertoire. Thus, they were meant to instruct as well as entertain.
The following two clips will give you the flavor of the two DVDs. If you would like to order either one or both of them, just send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will reply with an address for you to send a personal check or money order. A single DVD is $15.00; additional DVDs are $10.00 each. Add $5.00 per order for shipping and handling.