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To make classical music a relevant and powerful force in society.

To connect with others; to engage, provoke, illuminate; to serve as a conduit for the composer's voice; to express our inner lives; to share the joy and fulfillment that only music can elicit.

...to free the world from the constraints of sleep-inducing concerts.

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Friday
Feb282014

An Amadeus Affair

BIG news—it's finally here! We're thrilled to announce that our brand new all-Mozart album, An Amadeus Affair, is officially available! Our sonic love letter to the work of Wolfgang is already garnering rave reviews:

Way too hot to be background music, this duo commands and demands your attention. (Midwest Record)
The quicksilver spirit of Mozart shines in a new way in this disc of music for two pianos and four hands … Anderson & Roe make it a marvel, each note just right … [It] has to be heard to be believed ... Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe play pretty much as one and they sound as if they are enjoying it, too. (Buffalo News)
The wit and playfulness of Mozart are the primary elements on display here … [An Amadeus Affair] is polished to a fine sheen and delivered with panache. (Infodad)

Purchase your brand-spanking new copy of An Amadeus Affair (available in both CD and mp3 format) from ArkivMusic, Amazon, or iTunes

In commemoration of the new album, we're planning to release a new Mozart music video as well...stay tuned!
Tuesday
Feb112014

New Album Announcement (and its first review!)

An Amadeus Affair

Here's a quick blurb about the album:

Mozart's fascination with romance and Anderson & Roe's infatuation with Mozart come together in a sonic whirl of intrigue, scandal, exhilaration and mischief. Featuring Mozart's own Sonata for Two Pianos and scintillating Mozart arrangements by his not-so-secret admirers, this kaleidoscopic collection of works reveals the composer's mastery of opera, concerto, and the sonata. The Anderson & Roe Piano Duo, hailed as "the most dynamic duo of their generation" (San Francisco Classical Voice), brings Mozart's musical dialogue to life in a flirtatious interplay of four hands at one and two pianos. 

AND, the album already has its first review, and it's a stellar, five-star review at that:

Throughout An Amadeus Affair, Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe bring Mozart’s greatness to a new generation while escalating the role of the classical piano duo to a new level of virtuosity and sophistication. [Anderson & Roe] excel at a level unheard in recent years by similar concert pianists of their generation.
- examiner.com 

Technically, the album's official release is February 25, but you can preorder it from Arkiv or iTunes

Friday
Jul192013

NEW Mozart Album in the works!

We just recorded our next album, and we couldn't be more excited. All Mozart and all awe-inspiring music! (More repertoire details to come.)

Playing piano can be difficult enough, but doing it in 95-degree heat?! The air conditioners were were too noisy in SUNY Purchase's Performing Arts Center, so we shut them down and did our best to endure. Thankfully Mozart's music kept our spirits up. 

Look for the album in early 2014!

Incidentally: our dressing rooms were the same ones used in the intense movie "Black Swan." We tried to stay away as much as possible. :-)

Monday
Jul022012

Latest crop of reviews

Here's the latest crop of reviews regarding our latest album "When Words Fade" and our release performance at Galapagos Arts Space in NYC.

Backtrack:

Believe all the hype: Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe—more famously called Anderson and Roe—are electric. At Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn, this piano duo did more than celebrate the launch of their new album; they fashioned an entirely new concert experience.

The Glass:

They are already powerful pianists that become super-charged in each other’s presence, and proceed to give very thoughtful and colorful performances with a passion that separates them from populists.

The Big City Blog:

The Rach­mani­noff was spe­cial, not swoon­ing but with a dry strength, and the exquis­ite cadenza brought them deserved “bravos.” Behind their flair, they are at their best in qui­eter music, pieces that reveal the fine qual­ity of their musi­cian­ship. ...an enthralling per­for­mance of Schumann’s “Mond­nacht,” which I wished would never end.

The Juilliard Journal:

Arresting... fierce... glittering.. affecting... electrifying. Listening to the sweet strains of “Mathilde, Marieke, et Madeleine,” based on songs by Jacques Brel and Gérard Jouannest, feels like slipping into a smoky Parisian cabaret. 

Time Out New York:

A decidedly broad-minded young piano duo.

 

Wednesday
Apr252012

Huge Announcement: "When Words Fade" Release Party on May 22nd in NYC

Where: Galapagos Arts Space -- 16 Main St, Dumbo, Brooklyn, NYC
When: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012
Doors: 7:00 PM
Start: 8:00 PM
Tickets: $20 pre-sale / $35 VIP  
Additional info: 718 222 8500 

May 22nd; Brooklyn, NYC: Be there, be square!! Seriously, if you find yourself nearby (and even if you don't!), check out this momentous Anderson & Roe event; We couldn't be more excited! An inspiring and beautiful space, delicious cocktails, two Steinway grand pianos, intoxicating music, and your's truly = a recipe for an unforgettable evening!

 
Galapagos is proud to present the cutting-edge piano duo Anderson & Roe.

Celebrating the success of their billboard-topping classical album When Words Fade, this one-of-a-kind live concert will include music from across the ages ranging from Vivaldi and Schumann to Stravinsky and Michael Jackson.

Signed to the Steinway & Sons record label, Anderson & Roe have been featured multiple times on NPR including the coveted song of the day for their rendition of Michael Jackson’s "Billie Jean" as well as on Performance Today and All Things Considered.

Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe met in 2000 as freshman at the Juilliard School and formed their amazing partnership soon after. They have toured to sold-out houses across the globe and amazed audiences with the musical diversity and intense live performances. Anderson & Roe strongly believe in the communicative potential of music and they aim to make classical piano music a relevant and powerful force in society.

Friday
Mar232012

NPR'S Song of the Day!

Exciting news to kick off the spring season: the Anderson & Roe Piano Duo's cover of "Billie Jean" is NPR Music's "Song of the Day"! Listen to it here: A Speechless 'Billie Jean'

Monday
Jan092012

"When Words Fade" hits #2 on the charts!

Happy New Year! 2012 is off to an exciting start: we just reached the #2 spot on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts! To celebrate, we've created a super dramatic trailer, set to our cover of Radiohead's "Paranoid Android."

Help us out by sharing this video with your friends. Thanks so much for your support, everyone!!

Also, check out our Listen Magazine feature here.

Friday
Dec022011

Help us spread the word!

We debuted at #6 on the Traditional Classical Billboard Charts last week! Yay!!

But we know we can do even better. :-) Loyal and wonderful fans, help us spread the word about our new album on the Steinway Label, When Words Fade. Write a review on Arkivmusic.comAmazon.com, or iTunes -- heck, write a review on *all* of the sites. (Seriously, your favorable reviews on these sites do more good than you realize!) Share a link to the album on Facebook, tweet about your favorite song, gift the CD/DVD combo to friends this holiday season, etc.

Thank you in advance for all your help. And most importantly: enjoy the album!

Wednesday
Nov162011

The Top 10 Reasons to Purchase "When Words Fade"

  • TEN | It makes the perfect holiday gift for music listeners of all types—from the classical neophytes to the diehard aficionados.
  • NINE | Engineered by Grammy Award-winning Steven Epstein and recorded on two beautiful Steinway concert grands, the sound quality on this Steinway Label release will blow you away.
  • EIGHT | Where else can you hear two classical pianists jam to pop songs by Michael Jackson and Coldplay? The dance party is on!
  • SEVEN | The packaging features superlative photos, 12 glossy pages of utterly fascinating commentary, and two of the roundest discs we've ever seen!!!! (They make terrific frisbees ... we know, we've tried.)
  • SIX | To answer the following question: How on earth will Greg & Liz translate Jacques Brel's inimitable style and picturesque lyrics to the (wordless) piano duo medium?
  • FIVE | Help us get on the charts!
  • FOUR | Bizet's glorious (but lengthy) opera Carmen has been lovingly fashioned into a "Cliffs Notes" version ... we like to call it our Carmen Thriller.
  • THREE | We rock out to Radiohead's "Paranoid Android." Our favorite track.
  • TWO | The BONUS DVD! Share our cinematic, demonic, sublime, and smoldering music videos with your friends. Music by Vivaldi, Schubert and more come to life!
  • ONE | Embark on an awe-inspiring psychological journey through the depths of the night. This genre-busting, boundary-crossing album features 12 wordless arrangements of songs that speak to the irresistible magic of the night. 

Buy the album on ArkivMusicamazon.com, or iTunes. Go there. Now. :-) Help us make the charts!

Monday
Oct242011

More scores available for sale!

Head over to the "Scores" page to check out the new scores available for sale, most of which are featured on our upcoming album, "When Words Fade": 

  • Vivaldi/Anderson & Roe: "Sento in Seno" ("I feel within a rain of tears") from Il Giustino
  • Bach/Anderson & Roe: "Die Seele ruht" from Cantata BWV 127 (two pianos AND soprano)
  • Arne/Anderson & Roe: "The Glitt'ring Sun" from The Morning (two pianos)
  • Mozart/Anderson & Roe: Papageno! (A short fantasy for piano,four-hands based on arias from The Magic Flute)
  • Schubert/Anderson & Roe: Der Erlkonig (piano, four-hands)
  • Schumann/Anderson & Roe: "Mondnacht" from Liederkreis, Op. 39, No. 5 (two pianos)