Anthony de Mare; Liaisons: Re-imagining Sondheim from the Piano
August 8, 2014
Anthony de Mare is widely recognized as one of the world’s most versatile pianists. His recording Liaisons was hailed by The New York Times as “dynamic and stylish.” This project showcases Sondheim’s genius with solo piano compositions by 36 different contemporary composers of his most famous works. A foremost champion of contemporary music and a pioneer in the speaking-singing pianist genre, de Mare has made a trailblazing artistic career. In The Liaisons Project, he has brought together today’s most highly regarded emerging and established composers spanning the classical, contemporary, jazz, film, theater and indie worlds to bring the work of Stephen Sondheim into the concert hall—from Steve Reich to William Bolcom, to Wynton Marsalis.