ALBUM

PRESS 

NATIONAL SAWDUST

September 6, 2019: ALBUM OF THE WEEK

THE BOSTON GLOBE 

BEST CLASSICAL RECORDINGS OF 2019
“Bob is an excellent pianist, but it’s her role as a catalyst and inspiration that makes her so important to Boston’s new music scene.”

ALLMUSIC

“…take notice of …nobody move… [NGCS's debut album], for its concept is unique…in effect presents the pianist as curator, which is a different thing from simply selecting a program for a recording… the program, despite its variety, has a unique coherence forged by Bob‘s mixture of technical control and a certain verve and humor…One finishes the album interested in what Bob and other pianists may do with this concept in the future.” by James Manheim of AllMusic, September 2019

EXCLUSIVE MAGAZINE

…everything [Sarah Bob] puts her magical musical touch to has expertly paid off.”

 CD Reviews: Exclusive Magazine, October 2019

on …nobody move…Commissions and Premieres for the New Gallery Concert Series

PRESSREADER OF BBC MAGAZINE

“A must-listen for contemporary fans.” PressReader of BBC Magazine October 2019 on …nobody move…Commissions and Premieres for the New Gallery Concert Series

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“This exhilarating release [of …nobody move…Commissions and Premieres For the New Gallery Concert Series]  is a showcase for several composers, but also for the breathless virtuosity of the Boston pianist Sarah Bob, who commissioned most of the music here. It’s music of a witty, exuberant cast of mind — the title track, an irresistible rapid-fire explosion by Randall Woolf, sets the tone perfectly — and it’s clearly written for Bob’s particular set of skills. Chief among those is the ability to create a wealth of tonal color out of a stark set of keyboard sonorities. Bob’s playing is always crisp and sharp-edged, yet there’s a kind of pastel beauty that seeps miraculously through the interstices…” 

 

FANFARE

“[…nobody move…Commissions and Premieres For the New Gallery Concert Series is]  A vibrant survey of commissions and premieres of solo piano music, performed with great vigor… I am very impressed with [Sarah Bob's] thoughtful and virtuosic piano playing as well as her dedicated advocacy of contemporary composers.”

Peter Burwasser, Fanfare, February 12, 2020