PRODUCTS  ~  Audio & Video

Mr. Rotman currently has four music recordings,  one video, and one audio CD.  The music recordings are available in CD or cassette format.  The video is available in the NTSC (American),  PAL (European) VHS versions and also DVD formats.   

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RECORDINGS
PORTRAIT OF A PIANO

PORTRAIT OF A PIANO

by Sam Rotman | Portrait of a Piano

Portrait of a Piano CD $17.00

Portrait of a Piano Cassette $12.00 

Recorded in 1995 on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano.
Playing Time:  49 minutes 35 seconds


“Mr. Rotman is a pianist of no small talent. He  possesses a thoroughly repared
technique and is a natural and thoughtful  interpreter. His playing is profound,
expressive, dynamic and exciting.”       Grand Rapids Press

Program

1. Rondo alla Turca from Sonata No. 11 A major, K. 331 … Mozart (3:52)
Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2 No. 1 … Beethoven
2. Allegro (3:30)
3. Adagio (5:40)
4. Minuetto-Trio (3:37)
5.
Prestissimo (5:07)
6. Impromptu in A flat major, Op. 90 No. 4 … Schubert (7:10)
7. Polonaise in C minor, Op. 40 No. 2 … Chopin (7:19)
8. The Sunken Cathedral from Preludes, Book I … Debussy (7:06)
9. Prelude in B minor, Op. 32 No. 10 … Rachmaninoff (6:00)

IMPRESSIONS ~ PIANO PORTRAITS OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY

IMPRESSIONS

by Sam Rotman | PIANO PORTRAITS OF CLAUDE DEBUSSY

Impressions CD $17.00

Impressions Cassette $12.00
Performed by Sam Rotman Concert Pianist
Recorded: 1997 on a Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Playing Time:  56 minutes 12 seconds
Manufactured and marketed by Phileo Music.

In May of 1970, Sam Rotman had just completed his sophomore year as a student
at the Juilliard School. That summer, at the invitation of Mr. Jacob Lateiner, his
piano professor at Juilliard, Mr. Rotman spent the entire summer in Paris  studying,
practicing, and taking lessons.  That summer had a profound effect upon Mr. Rotman.
He became completely immersed in the culture, language, and psyche of France and
the French people. The museums, gardens, and cathedrals that he visited throughout
France enhanced his appreciation of and affinity for the music of Debussy and the
Impressionistic movement. We are pleased to release this recording of  the piano music
of  Claude Debussy.

Mr. Rotman’s CD of the piano music of Debussy has been selected to be played as
background music while patrons tour the house and museum of the Claude Debussy
Birth House and Museum in Saint  Germain – en- Laye, a suburb of Paris.

Program
1. Clair de lune, from Suite Bergamasque (5:19)
2. Reverie (5:02)
3. First Arabesque (4:54)
4. Sarabande, from Suite pour le piano (5:32)

Twelve Preludes from Book I and II
5. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (La fille aux cheveaux de lin) (2:40)
6. Heather (Bruyeres) (3:18)
7.
The Doorway to Wine (La Puerta del Vino) (3:36)
8. The Interrupted Serenade (La serenade interrompue) (2:39)
9. Footprints in the Snow (Des pas sur la neige) (4:05)
10. Water Nymphs (Ondine) (3:52)
11. General Lavine-eccentric (2:30)
12. Homage to S. Pickwick, Esq. P.P.M.P.C. (2:08)
13. Dancers of Delphes (Danseuses de Delphes) (3:29)
14. Fairies are exquisite dancers (Les Fees sont d’exquises danseuses) (2:24)
15. Minstrels (2:09)
16. The Dance of Puck (La danse de Puck) (2:33)

MUSSORGSKY – PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION RACHMANINOFF PIANO WORKS

MUSSORGSKY

by Sam Rotman | PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION RACHMANINOFF PIANO WORKS

Mussorgsky CD $17.00

Mussorgsky Cassette $12.00
Performed by Sam Rotman, Concert Pianist
Recorded:  2000 on a Hamburg Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Playing Time:  55 minutes 31 seconds
Manufactured and marketed by Phileo Music.

Modest Mussorgsky wrote Pictures at an Exhibition after attending a memorial exhibit
for his friend, artist Victor Hartmann. It took place in February 1874 at the exhibition gallery
of St. Petersburg Architectural Association. Mussorgsky had such a moving experience
as he walked through the exhibition that 20 days later he had completed one of the
greatest works for the keyboard, Pictures at an Exhibition.  

Sergei Rachmaninoff was one of the 20th Century’s greatest pianist and composers. Rachmaninoff, who possessed enormous hands and had a great command of the keyboard, was able to create some marvelous sounds from the keyboard. The six selections on this recording demonstrate a wide range of colors and moods that are unmistakably Russian.

Pictures at an Exhibition Mussorgsky, 1839 – 1881
1. Promenade (1:35)
2. The Gnome (2:27)
3. Promenade (:50)
4. The Ancient Castle (5:01)
5. Promenade (:26)
6. The Tuileries (Children Quarreling After Play) (:56)
7. The Polish Ox-Cart (3:01)
8. Promenade (:43)
9. The Ballet of the Chicks in their Shells (1:02)
10. The Two Polish Jews, One Rich, the Other Poor (2:15)
11. Promenade (1:21)
12.
Limoges, The Market Place  (1:23)
13. The Catacombs: Roman Sepulcher (1:24)
14. The Dead Speaking in a Dead Language (Promenade) (1:38)
15. The Hut on Fowl’s Legs, Baba Yaga (3:17)
16. The Great Gate of Kiev (5:23)

Rachmaninoff, 1873 – 1943
17. Prelude in C-sharp minor, Op. 3 No. 2 (4:23)
18. Etude – Tableau in G minor, Op. 33 No. 8 (4:37)
19. Prelude in D minor, Op. 23 No. 3 (4:13)
20. Moment Musical in B minor, Op. 16 No. 3 (4:47)
21. Prelude in G-sharp minor, Op. 32 No. 12 (2:58)
22. Etude-Tableau in E-flat major, Op. 33 No. 7 (1.58)

BEETHOVEN

Beethoven CD $17.00

Beethoven Cassette $12.00
Performed by Sam Rotman, Concert Pianist
Recorded: 2004 on a Hamburg Steinway Concert Grand Piano
Playing Time:  63 minutes  41 seconds
You can listen to Rondo-Allegro from Beethoven’s Pathetique
Sonata by clicking ~~> Rondo-Allegro.

Although I had played numerous works of Beethoven as a teenager, I wasn’t until I began my studies at the Juilliard School with Jacob Lateiner,  the renowned pianist and Beethoven scholar, that I began to realize the  genius and power of his music. The year was 1969 and I was 18 years old.

The following year the world was to celebrate the Bi-Centennial of Beethoven’s birth. (1770-1970) As Beethoven’s music began to take hold of me, I decided to methodically listen to every one of his works, following along with the musical score. This had such an effect on me that I performed two all­ Beethoven concerts on December 15 and December 16, 1970 (Beethoven’s 200th birthday)  as part of the cele- bration. Following the success of those con­certs I was asked  by the Public Broadcasting Corporation to present a lecture-concert of Beethoven’s most profound piano work, Sonata No. 32,  Op. II I.

In 1973, I was invited to participate in the 4th International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna, Austria. 70 contestants from around the world performed the works of Beethoven before a prestigious jury of musicians from 10 countries.

After a month of competition, I became a Laureate Winner.  I have continued to perform the piano works of Beethoven including concerti, the Choral Fantasy, Op. 80, sonatas, variations, bagatelles, rondos, various character works and the Triple Concerto, Op. 56 in collaboration with John Sharp, principal cellist and David Taylor, associate concert- master, both members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Program

Six Variations in D major, Op.76 “Turkish March” 1. Theme-Allegro risoluto (:37) 2. Variation I (:34) 3. Variation II (:34) 4. Variation III (1:01) 5. Variation IV (:39) 6. Variation V (:38) 7. Variation VI-Presto (:1:23) 8. Theme (:33)

Sonata No. 8 in C minior, Op. 13 “Pathetique” 9. Grave-Allegro molto e con brio (8:22) 10. Adagio cantabile (5:42) 11. Rondo- Allegro  (3:52)

Six Variations on an Original Theme in F Major, Op. 34 12. Theme-Adagio (1:34) 13. Variation I (1:25) 14. Variation II-Allegro ma non troppo (:57) 15. Variation III-Allegretto (1:21) 16. Variation IV- Tempo di menuetto (1:55) 17. Variation V-Marcia-Allegretto (2:05) 18. Variation VI-Allegretto (2:03) 19. Theme-Adagio molto (2:30)

Sonata No. 14 quasi una Fantasia in C-sharp minor, Op. 27 No. 2 “Moonlight” 20. Adagio sostenuto (6:37) 21. Allegretto-Trio (2:05) 22. Presto agitato (7:12)

Rondo in C major, Op. 51 No. 1 23. Moderato e grazioso (6:21)

Für Elise, WoO 59 24. Poco moto (3:15)

VIDEO

SAM ROTMAN, CONCERT PIANIST “THE MUSIC & TESTIMONY OF A JEW FOR JESUS”

The winner of the ‘2000 Crystal Award of Excellence
from the Communicator Awards.

Recorded: 2000      Approximate Playing Time: 23 minutes
Manufactured and marketed by Jews for Jesus

Select  correct VHS format you want or select  DVD format

Sam Rotman – Video NTSC VHS $17.00

Sam Rotman – Video PAL VHS $17.00

  

Sam Rotman – Video DVD $17.00

                          

Like the giftedness of so many prodigies, the musical gifts of accomplished classical pianist Sam Rotman were recognized at a young age. Sam’s playing was a delight to his Jewish parents. They encouraged him in his formal training at the Juilliard School in New York City, where he received his Bachelor and Master degrees. Mr. Rotman performs concerts worldwide and has participated in prestigious competitions including the International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna and the International Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow.

In this short program, Sam Rotman demonstrates his musical talent and weaves the story of his spiritual journey from the traditions of an Eastern European Jewish family to faith in Y’shua (Jesus) as his Messiah. Excerpts from Schubert Improptus, Beethoven Variations, Debussy Preludes, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, and Rachmaninoff Preludes were filmed during a live performance.

A  DRAMATIZATION  OF THE LIFE OF SAM ROTMAN

A Dramatization of the Life of Sam Rotman – CD $17.00

A Dramatization of the Life of Sam Rotman – Cassette $7.00

Recorded: 2003
Approx. Playing Time:  Part 1  30 minutes

Approx. Playing Time:  Part 2  30 minute

Format:  (1) CD  or  (1) Cassette

First Time Broadcast:
  Part 1 ~ Nov. 30, 2003
Part 2 ~ Dec. 7, 2003

 

While a student at the Juilliard School, Sam Rotman came to faith in Jesus Christ. However, as Sam looks back on all that transpired to bring him to that point, he stands amazed at the hand of God who was always guiding him and watching over him. If his father had remained in Romania, he may not have survived the Holocaust. If his mother had tarried one day longer, she may have been captured and killed by the Nazis who were invading her city in Czechoslovakia. Not knowing each other in Europe, his parents ended up in Quito, Ecuador where they met and married. If his parents had remained in Ecuador, Sam may never have had the opportunity to discover and develop his musical talents and may not have eventually had a teacher who would direct him to the Juilliard School where he finally heard the message of salvation in Jesus Christ.

Your family history may not be as dramatic, but God’s hand has always been guiding and protecting you so that you too can come to believe in Jesus Christ and be transformed by His love. Have you acknowledged the gracious hand of God? Have you responded to Him in faith? May hearing this CD lead you to believe and trust in Jesus Christ and may you receive New Life in Him.

Produced by: The Pacific Garden Mission, Chicago, Illinois, 2003

The Pacific Garden Mission, located in Chicago, Illinois, produces the longest-running live radio drama, which began in 1950. Today its program, Unshackled, is broadcast in over 1500 radio outlets in 147 countries.

The life of Sam Rotman has been dramatized in a 2-part series. Part One was broadcast from November 30 through December 6, 2003. Part Two was broadcast from December 7 – 13, 2003.

Prior to concert in Cork, Ireland