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New Album Release: Romantic Bach

Written by Jayson, Monday 4th February 2019

Jayson Gillham – Romantic Bach: From Intimate to Epic (CD ALBUM)

Romantic Bach album cover

Australia/NZ release: 2 Nov 2018
Worldwide release: 25 Jan 2019

Featuring 11 of Bach’s compositions transcribed and arranged, from Rachmaninoff’s arrangement of the Violin Partita in E major into a pianistic showpiece, to Myra Hess’s sublime ‘Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring’, Jayson Gillham’s latest release is a love letter to Bach from a who’s who of the great pianists and pianist-composers –Rachmaninoff, Percy Grainger, Hess, Busoni, Siloti and Petri.

“The thing about Bach,” says Jayson, “is that it works so well on whatever instrument combination you put it on. It’s something to do with the way Bach thinks, and the way he writes the music –the content is more important than the timbre of the instrument that it’s played on. And so it’s really effective on all instruments –particularly the piano.”

In the below videos Jayson explains his thoughts behind this very personal album and performs live in the studio two of the tracks from the new disc.

Preview tracks HERE

Get your copy here:
Australia/New Zealand
Rest of World


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LabelTagged under: ABC Classics, album, Bach, romantic

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