David Rosenmann-Taub is a masterly composer and pianist. His mother, a consummate pianist herself, gave him his first lessons at the age of two. He was later taught by Roberto Duncker, who urged him to become a concert performer. He also studied composition, counterpoint, and fugue with the great Chilean composer Pedro Humberto Allende, who wanted him to devote himself full-time to composing.
He has recorded over a hundred CDs, most yet to be released, of his own compositions, in which he introduces striking innovations. In certain of his pieces (Despedida del Deseo [Farewell to Desire], Fuegos Naturales [Natural Fires]) he presents a single subject contemplated from various points of view, so that it can be observed in the same way a sculpture would be. Others of his extraordinary creations (such as Abecechedario [Alphabet] and Orbe [Orb]) contain up to six different, precisely interlocking piano parts, played by the composer himself and overdubbed, producing a vibrant intricacy of meaning.
His music demands, and rewards, resolute attention from the listener. Its themes range from the intimate to the cosmic, from the sanctuary of a mother’s lap to a multiverse that is a nightmarish carousel of incessant creation-destruction. As a pianist, Rosenmann-Taub makes the music speak with stunning clarity, free of embellishment: his technical virtuosity is a match for the complexity of his compositions.
In June 2010 Conversaciones, the first volume of the David Rosenmann-Taub collection appeared on the MSR Classics label. En un lugar de la Sangre, the latest volume of the collection was released in July 2013.