Artist Hyperion Records
Sanders, Samuel (piano)
© Peter Schaaf

Samuel Sanders (piano)

Samuel Sanders is recognized as 'an exceptional pianist' (The New York Times), chamber-musician and collaborative artist to some of the leading performers of our time. In 1996 Mr Sanders and violinist Itzhak Perlman marked the thirtieth anniversary of a partnership which has taken them to many parts of the world and resulted in 12 recordings, two of which have been awarded Grammys. Other artists he has performed with include Pinchas Zukerman, Jaime Laredo, Paula Robison, Robert White, Yo-Yo Ma, Joshua Bell, Mstislav Rostropovich, Hermann Baumann, Jacqueline Du Pre, Leonard Rose, Kyung Wha Chung, Eugenia Zukerman, Jessye Norman and the Chilean cellist Andres Diaz with whom he has formed the Diaz-Sanders Duo.

Samuel Sanders received an honorary award at the 1966 Tchaikovsky International Competition in Moscow, and has performed many times at The White House under five presidents. His tributes are many and include an Honorary Doctorate from Lehman College and another from the Saint Louis Conservatory as a tribute to his accomplishments in the field of music education. In 1996 Mr Sanders was honored by the Columbia Presbyterian Hospital of New York City. His musical career and inspiring life-story were profiled in a feature article in The New York Times Arts and Leisure Section in November 1995.

Samuel Sanders was the Founder and Artistic Director of the Cape & Islands Chamber Music Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he remains active as performer and Artistic Consultant. He has performed with numerous chamber ensembles and string quartets such as the Lark, Colorado, Fine Arts, Borromeo and Juilliard. He has appeared with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and at major American festivals, including Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart, Tanglewood, Marlboro, Ravinia, Saratoga, Spoleto (USA and Italy), and Wolf Trap. Other performances in festivals around the world have taken him to Madeira , Merida (Venezuela), Stratford (Canada), Salzburg, and Chichester.

Mr Sanders is on advisory boards of organizations such as Young Concert Artists and the Berkshire Opera Festival. For the past years he has been a faculty member of The Juilliard School in New York where he helped organize a degree program for collaborative pianists, a task achieved at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland in the 1980s. He conducts masterclasses annually in leading cities from Tokyo to Tel Aviv.


Sure on this shining night

Complete works available for download

Never more will the windwith Robert White (tenor)
When stars are in the quiet skieswith Robert White (tenor)
The Childrenwith Robert White (tenor)
These, my Opheliawith Robert White (tenor)
ERNEST CHARLES (1895-1984)
When I have sung my songswith Robert White (tenor)
AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
Nature, the gentlest motherwith Robert White (tenor)
Song to the witch of the cloisterswith Robert White (tenor)
The Tigerwith Robert White (tenor)
If I could tell youwith Robert White (tenor)
RUDOLF FRIML (1879-1972)
Rose Mariewith Robert White (tenor)
An old song re-sungwith Robert White (tenor)
Do not go, my lovewith Robert White (tenor)
PAUL HINDEMITH (1895-1963)
Echowith Robert White (tenor)
On hearing 'The last rose of summer'with Robert White (tenor)
CHARLES IVES (1874-1954)
The Collectionwith Robert White (tenor)
The Side Showwith Robert White (tenor)
The Lord's Prayerwith Robert White (tenor)
To a strangerwith Robert White (tenor)
JOHN MUSTO (b1954)
Trioletwith Robert White (tenor)
HORATIO PARKER (1863-1919)
June Night, Op 51 No 2with Robert White (tenor)
One Alonewith Robert White (tenor)
NED ROREM (b1923)
Little Elegywith Robert White (tenor)
Orpheus with his lutewith Robert White (tenor)

Alphabetical listing of all musical works

Ah! Sweet mystery of life  
An old song re-sung (Griffes)
Come away, death  
Do not go, my love (Hageman)
Echo (Hindemith)
Five Shakespeare Songs (Thomson)
Four Songs, Op 13 (Barber)
How sweet the answer Echo makes  
I saw a ship a-sailing, a-sailing, a-sailing  
If I could tell you (Firestone)
Is that Mister Riley, who keeps the hotel?  
June Night, Op 51 No 2 (Parker)
Little Elegy (Rorem)
Lonley as a desert breeze, I may wander where I please  
Nature, the gentlest mother (Copland)
Naughty Marietta (Herbert)
Never more will the wind (Bolcom)
Now help us Lord, thy yoke to wear  
Oh, sweet Rose Marie, it's easy to see  
Old lady in the herb garden  
On hearing 'The last rose of summer' (Hindemith)
One Alone (Romberg)
Orpheus with his lute (Schuman)
Our Father, which art in heaven  
Passing stranger! you do not know how longingly I look upon you  
Rose Marie (Friml)
Sigh no more, ladies  
Sleep on her breast, roase of my heart  
Sleep on her breast, rose of my heart  
Song to the witch of the cloisters (Corigliano)
Songs of the clown, Op 29 (Korngold)
Sure on this shining night  
That strain again? It seems to tell of something like a joy departed  
The Children (Chanler)
The Collection (Ives)
The Lord's Prayer (Malotte)
The Side Show (Ives)
The sunset burns along the hill  
The Tiger (Ewazen)
The year's at the spring  
These, my Ophelia (Chanler)
Three Browning Songs, Op 44 (Beach)
Tiger! Tiger! burning bright  
To a stranger (Marder)
Triolet (Musto)
We are the children who play in the park  
When I have sung my songs (Charles)
When stars are in the quiet skies (Chadwick)
Without you no rose can grow