Joseph Rackers is a concert pianist, International Steinway Artist and Director of the Southeastern Piano Festival
Bach: Prelude and Fugue in E Major Joseph Rackers

Press impressive recital of intriguing heavyweight display pieces played as if he means it. He digests the music spontaneously as if he were a method pianist along the lines of a pianistic James Dean...The results are consistently though Rackers response is primarily to his relationship with the composer as some sort of kindred spirit" — Gramophone

...unflappable virtuosity...highly expressive...In every case, Rackers seems committed to letting the composer's voice-as he hears it-come through" — American Record Guide American virtuoso...primal energy" — Audiophile Audition

American keyboard artist Joseph Rackers has it all. Let this review put concertgoers and home listeners on the alert. In a demanding program of works by Bach, Schumann, Ravel and Bartok, he gets top points for compelling power, rhythmic persuasiveness, style, and a surprising amount of lyricism..." — Audio Society

Rackers is clearly an artist of impressive capabilities" — Music and Vision

Rackers immediately established himself as an expert artist...enormous power and intelligent, instinctive interpretation..." — Spoleto Today
Inspiring" — Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Germany
...simply dazzling..." — The State
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