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Quarantine Recital #2

Recorded live at St. Matthew's Church, Pacific Palisades, CA, January 2, 2021;

music of  Schubert, Prokofiev, Scriabin



The Quarantine Recital
Recorded live at St. Matthew's Church, Pacific Palisades, CA, May 14, 2020;

music of Beethoven, Schumann, Brahms, Rachmaninoff, Debussy



Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43
Robert Thies with the San Luis Obispo Symphony; October 3, 2009
Michael Nowak, conductor






Beethoven "Kreutzer" Sonata with Elizabeth Hedman

Recorded for "Sundays at Two" at Rolling Hills United Methodist Church in Palos Verdes, CA on March 7, 2021

Beethoven: Sonata No. 9 in A Major for Piano and Violin, Op. 47

Pärt: Spiegel im Spiegel





Mozart and Brahms Piano Quartets

Recorded at First Congregational Church in Santa Barbara, CA on January 23, 2021 to benefit the Santa Barbara Strings

Mozart: Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat Major, K. 493

Brahms: Piano Quartet in C minor, Op. 60



Schumann and Mendelssohn Piano Trios

Recorded at Pacific Unitarian Church in Palos Verdes, CA; October 18, 2020 for the South Bay Chamber Music Society

Robert Schumann: Piano Trio No.1 in D minor, Op. 63

Felix Mendelssohn: Piano Trio No. 2 in C minor, Op. 66




Brahms: Sonatensatz (FAE Sonata)

Recorded at South Pasadena Library; July 12, 2019 for the Brahms Festival






Brahms: Sonata in G Major, Op. 78 for Piano and Violin

Recorded at South Pasadena Library; July 11, 2019 for the Brahms Festival






Brahms: Trio No. 2 in C Major, Op. 87

Recorded at South Pasadena Library; July 12, 2019 for the Brahms Festival





Rachmaninoff: Andante from Sonata for Piano and Cello, Op. 19

for Sessions at the Loft; Camarillo, CA; November 13, 2013




Scriabin: Etudes

Op. 2 no 1 in C-sharp minor  and Op. 8 no. 12 in D-sharp minor

for Sundays at Two; Rolling Hills United Methodist Church




Chopin: Etude in C minor  Op. 25 no. 10 Revolutionary

for Sundays at Two; Rolling Hills United Methodist Church








Chopin's Concerto No. 2. in F Minor, Op. 21
Robert Thies with the Pasadena Symphony, March 13, 2004
Jorge Mester, conductor

I: “Maestoso”: excerpt #1 (mp3)
I: “Maestoso”: excerpt #2 (mp3)
II: “Larghetto” (mp3)

Rachmaninoff's Concerto No. 2. in C Minor, Op. 18
Robert Thies with the USC Symphony, April 24, 1997
Carl. St. Clair, conductor

II: “Adagio Sostenuto”: excerpt #1 (mp3)
II: “Adagio Sostenuto”: excerpt #2 (mp3)
III: “Allegro Scherzando” (mp3)

Prokofiev's Concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
Robert Thies with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, Dec 11, 1995
Ravil Martynov, conductor

I: “Andantino”, Cadenza: main theme (mp3)
I: Cadenza: excerpt #2 (mp3)
I: End of Cadenza (mp3)
II: “Scherzo:Vivace” (mp3)
III: “Intermezzo: Allegro moderato” (mp3)
IV: “Allegro tempestoso” (mp3)






Solo Piano CD- Live in Recital
Recorded live at the Cactus Shadows Fine Arts Center, February 18, 2001
Carefree, Arizona



Available on Spotify and all streaming platforms






Beethoven: Sonata in Eb Major Op. 31, No. 3

    (I. Allegro. II Scherzo. III Minuetto. IV Presto.)
Brahms: Klavierstücke Op. 119, Nos. 1-2 (B minor. E minor.)
Debussy: Reverie

Khachaturian: Toccata
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in Eb Major, Op. 23/6
Rachmaninoff: Prelude in G# Minor, Op. 32/12

Prokofiev: Sonata No. 6 in A Major, Op. 82

    (I. Allegro moderato, II. Allegretto, III. Tempo di valzer lent, IV. Vivace)




Original music



Blue Landscapes  Music from a Quieter Place (2012)

Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic


Co-created with friend and Croatian flutist, Damjan Krajacic, this pioneer album of original compositions and improvisations is the beginning of a long series of albums under the subtitle: Music from a Quieter Place. This music draws on an array of musical influences, but its core focus is one of relaxation, beauty, and honesty. Hailed by musicians and critics, this music speaks straight to the soul and gives us purpose. Click here to learn more.





Blue Landscapes II: Discoveries (2016)  

Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic

*2016 Global Music Award winner*


Released in 2016, this is the long anticipated sequel to the first album of 2012. While it continues the tonal pallette and feel of the first album, this music begins to expand and explore new ground both compositionally and instrumentally. Drawing numerous accolades from critics, this album was the recipient of a Global Music Award.  Click here to learn more.




Blue Landscapes III: Frontiers (2020)  

Robert Thies & Damjan Krajacic

*2020 Global Music Award winner*


Released in 2020 on the Real Music/myndstream label, this album continues to explore new musical frontiers while keeping the tradition of all acoustic musicmaking grounded in Earth and inspired by nature. Featuring tracks "Forest Path" and "Le Musicien", this album has reached a global audience, an interview on Echoes podcast, and a 2020 Global Music Award. Click here to learn more.




Difference (2006)    a jazz crossover album     

with flutist Damjan Krajacic


This is a crossover album: passionate original compositions for flute and piano that blend Classical, Jazz, Cuban, Brazilian, and Eastern European sounds.

Click here to learn more




Recording Projects




Carnival of the Animals  (2004) (with John Lithgow)

Paul Fried: La Flute Francaise (2005)

Dohnányi: Sextet (2005) (with New Hollywood String Quartet)

Boglárka Kiss: Air (2006)

Danny Elfman: Serenada Schizophrana (2006)

Gernot Wolfgang: Common Ground (2006)

Kevin Kaska: The Chamber Works (2011)

Music from the Left Coast (2013)

Caroline Campbell: From Hollywood with Love (2013)

Linda Wang: The French Collection (2015)

Bruce Babcock: Time, Still (2015)

Gernot Wolfgang: Passing Through (2015)

Dan Redfeld: A Hopeful Place (2015)

Elia Cmiral: The Chamber Suites (2016)

Shie Rozow: A Musical Fantasy (2017)

Bill Brown: Dreamstate (2018)

Chad Cannon: The Dreams of a Sleeping World (2019)

Danaë Vlasse: Poéme (2019) (with Hila Plitmann)

Gernot Wolfgang: Vienna and the West (2019)

Stephen Coleman: The Wedding Night (2020)

A Charged Embrace: Bruce Broughton Sonata for Cello and Piano (2020)

David Sapadin: The Brahms Clarinet Sonatas (2020)


Recordings for Yamaha Disklavier

Note: These recordings are compatible only with the Yamaha Disklavier and are not playable as compact discs.


Schubert: Trout Quintet

Beethoven/Brahms: Sonatas for Piano and Cello

Prokofiev: Ten Dances from Romeo and Juliet, Op. 75

Ravel: Miroirs, Jeux d'eau, Pavane

Brahms: Rhapsodic Brahms: Rhapsodies Op. 79, Intermezzi

Beethoven: Appassionata and Tempest Sonatas



Pop projects:

Close to You: Carpenter Faves

Annie's Song: Best of John Denver

Robert Thies: A Classic Christmas (live 2013 captured performance)





Notable Film Scores featuring piano



Mychael Danna: Fracture (2007), Life of Pi (2012)

James Newton Howard: Concussion (2015)

Danny Elfman: Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

Jeff Russo: Star Trek Picard "Children of Mars" (2019)



Solo Piano Soundtrack to Video Game

Transfiguration cover art Thumbnail

Transfiguration: music to the video game, Journey

Austin Wintory, composer 

(arrangement for solo piano)

Laura Intravia, arranger, vocalist

Robert Thies, piano




with Notable Popular and Jazz Artists



Madonna: Rebel Heart (2015) "Messiah"

Josh Groban: Illuminations (2010)

David Benoit: Conversations (2012)