A beautiful new CD on NEOS entitled: "Love Songs", dedicated to my beloved Jeannine, and featuring her magnificent photos throughout the enclosed booklet. "Love Songs" includes musicians from America, and Austria (Vienna Philharmonic musicians), as well as a superlative singer from Austria, Isabel Pfefferkorn, a real superstar here in Europe, able to sing Classical, Opera [...]
8 June 2015 ~ Fanfare Magazine's David DeBoor Canfield reviewed two of Laurie Altman's CDs; Convergence and Divergence. "Laurie Altman is a superb pianist himself, and better performances of his music herein could hardly be imagined... This disc (Divergence), like the other one wholly dedicated to Altman’s work, deserves to be widely heard." See complete Convergence review.
2 May 2015 ~ Fanfare Magazine's Lynn René Bayley has just reviewed Laurie Altman's CD; Danza, Danza. "This is a most intriguing, intimate, and largely rewarding album, well worth your exploring. I listened to it three times before actually reviewing it, and every time I listened I heard something new!" See complete Fanfare Magazine Danza, Danza review.
Altman's Piano Sonata #5 has been put forth as a possible nominee for a Grammy award as best classical composition of 2014, while his CD Divergence has been accorded the same honor as best small ensemble recording. The final Grammy nominations will be made public in December.
20 November 2014 ~ Soprano Patrice Michaels new CD INTERSECTION: Jazz meets classical song contains almost 26 minutes of Altman's music his Two Re-imaginings of Italian Aria's and his Quartet piece - Soprano, Piano, Violin and Cello- called Gig Songs.
Danza, Danza released on the Guild label featuring Composer/ Pianist Laurie Altman and 13 string Guitarist Anders Miolin
8 October 2014 ~ This week saw the release of Danza, Danza on the Guild label featuring Composer/ Pianist Laurie Altman and 13 string Guitarist Anders Miolin in a program of jazz, classical and improvised material.
"Divergence", released on NEOS Music GmbH about a month ago. Recorded in Vienna, 21-24 January 2013 at the ORF Funkhaus, Studio 2. Recording Producer was Judith Sherman and the CD features the music of Laurie Altman, Erich Korngold and Arnold Schoenberg. It features the ensemble Plattform K+K Vienna, a String Quartet Ensemble plus Clarinet, Vibes and Piano. It features Cover Photo's from Jeannine Hummel, and quite [...]