Reviews

“An attractive, richly tuneful work in the spirit of Gabriel Fauré’s gentle Requiem, it has a distinctive American accent, captured in its sometimes theatrical melodies and syncopated meters.”

Allan Kozinn

 

 

“[Bluet Rag] is one of the greatest rags ever written by a contemporary ragtime composer.”

Andrew Barrett

 

 

 

“Aaron Robinson’s expert performances of Max Morath’s pieces are at once as rhythmic as ragtime needs to be and as tender as it can occasionally reveals itself.”

Dick Hyman

 

 

“Max’s singular rags rendered to perfection. Aside from the very fine technique [Robinson] displays, [he] manages to capture the mood of each piece beautifully.”

Ed Berlin

 

 

“For those who love all music, believe in the inherent goodness of people, and trust that somewhere there is some power greater than themselves, this is a [book] that will not leave regrets.”

– Eleanor Cade Busby

 

 

 

“I’m just saying, don’t miss this book! Give it to every musician you know, but don’t stop there.”

– Gloria Gaither

 

 

 

“The recorded sound is excellent and everything about the technique – tempos, dynamics and execution – is perfect.”

Jack Rummel

 

 

 

 “BLACK NATIVITY is a unique, powerful experience that is not to be missed! It is a must for every church musician, choir director, or fan of Gospel or choral music in general. The arrangements are approachable, but moving, and it’s not hard to see why it’s become a holiday favorite.”John Coons

 

 

 

“[The Variations on a Theme by Handel] requires the pianist to strike a fine balance between technical display and irony / humor.”
 
– Martin Perry

 

 

 

“Tonight’s performance marks a momentous milestone with the New England premiere of Aaron’s Robinson’s AN AMERICAN REQUIEM. Maine is indeed blessed and fortunate to have such a prominent and renowned figure from the world of music.”

-Senator Olympia Snowe
 

 

“Through your remarkable career as a composer, performer, and author, you are helping to elevate our nation as you bring distinction to our great state of Maine”

– Senator Susan Collins

 

 

“He plays Max’s rags superbly!”

William Bolcom

 

 

“Aaron Robinson is one of today’s leading proponents of early jazz and ragtime music.”

David Welker
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