“Cassidy's clear understanding of harmonic structures and stresses brought many of Schubert's musical subtexts to the surface in delicately restrained expectancy, or becalmed resignation - beautiful playing.”

CASA Magazine

“With a light touch, assured technique, and an expansive color palette…[Cassidy] immerses one in an imaginative tonal world.”


“Cassidy’s command of the rigorous dynamic arc in Noon’s Elegy Variations was contrasted nicely by the pianist’s lighter, superbly colorful approach to Mozart.”

CASA Magazine

“Cleveland pianist Robert Cassidy demonstrates a keen grasp of varied styles on his new recital disc, which spans three centuries. He shapes the first book of Debussy’s 'Preludes' with delicate and expressive sensitivity, savoring the magical atmospheres. Clarity, balance and inner tension are hallmarks of the pianist’s performance of Mozart’s Fantasia in C minor, K. 475, while he brings touching and bold assurance to David Noon’s Elegy Variations, Op. 97.”

Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Cassidy brings lovely dynamic gradations and narrative character to Danseuses de Delphes, Voiles, Des pas sur la neige, and La fille aux cheveux de lin. His intense, beautifully shaped La Cathédrale engloutie ….”

“Cassidy showed a fluid, supple style and a fine balance between technical precision and sensitive expression.”

“Cassidy is a committed performer of new music and David Noon’s Elegy Variations receives the finest advocacy on the disc. Written upon the death of a colleague, Noon’s theme is somber and inward with wide intervals, the ensuing variations skillfully worked out. This is compelling and effective music and receives an inspired performance. Cassidy captures the mercurial bursts of anger and sadness very well, and this makes one want to explore more of David Noon’s music.”

“Cassidy’s rendition of Debussy’s Préludes, Book I, is nothing short of moving…”



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