Fifteen Exceptions
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New age fans should enjoy this recording.

This is a disc that contains music that should be pleasing to everyone. Berends composes in a style that is romantic and accessible. He was born in Baltimore where he graduated from the Peabody Conservatory with honors in 1973. In 1978, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University in a curriculum emphasizing electronic and computer-generated music. The music contained on this disc is about as far removed from what one normally associates with a composer with these credentials as one could imagine. In this 30 years as a keyboard artist, he has performed with everyone from jazz guitar innovator Stanley Jordan to Rock and Roll pioneer Chuck Berry. Fifteen Exceptions for Piano is a collection of his original piano music written between 1978 and 1991.
David Berends, composer
Fifteen Exceptions for Piano
David Berends, piano

"Berends composes and plays with the glib fluency of a Berklee School of Music graduate, the Boston Jazz center that produced the likes of Pat Metheny. It is not surprising to learn that, in addition to early training at Baltimore's Peabody Conservatory, he has also performed with popular musicians... There is excitement and drama in this music, and Berends presents it with rippling virtuosity....If you like Chick Corea, you will probably like this music." (Fanfare)