• About the Music

  • Brad Mehldau: The 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair

    Sensuous, cerebral, and incandescent, the music of pianist-composer Brad Mehldau—the first jazz artist to hold The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer's Chair—embodies what he calls art's "mystical ability to raise up the everyday experience of life and transfigure it, give it beauty."


    In a series of eight exclusive blog posts throughout the season, the composer talks directly to our audience, revealing his thoughts on composition, improvisation, and his approach to his residency at Carnegie Hall. In addition, there is video, audio, and written content from artists, including Anne Sofie von Otter, who collaborated with him during his year as composer-in-residence.

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