Bach and Beyond - Gabriela Montero


Bach and Beyond - Gabriela Montero by Warner Classics at Your Free Album. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. Taking as her base 12 works of Bach, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero proceeds to play variations on each. The works are familiar and most Classical fans will recognize their melodies instantly. But Montero, who is closer to a jazz improvisationalist than a classical pianist merely embellishing, alters rhythm as well as melody, and the results are invariably both surprising and delightful. The Presto from the Italian Concerto is positively wacky, but ''Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring'' sticks to


Bach and Beyond - Gabriela Montero by Warner Classics
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Taking as her base 12 works of Bach, Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero proceeds to play variations on each. The works are familiar and most Classical fans will recognize their melodies instantly. But Montero, who is closer to a jazz improvisationalist than a classical pianist merely embellishing, alters rhythm as well as melody, and the results are invariably both surprising and delightful. The Presto from the Italian Concerto is positively wacky, but "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" sticks to the piece's mood with truth and originality. Montero plays "beyond" Bach with good taste and respect, and always with intense musicality. The results may seem improvised, but I doubt they are---they seem to well worked through---but that is more of a plus than a minus. You'll revel in hearing old favorites "interpreted" and find some unexpected pleasures here. --Robert Levine

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Manufacturer:
Warner Classics
Category:
Improvisation
Release Date:
2006-09-12
UPC:
094636464725
Artist:
Gabriela Montero
Publisher:
Warner Classics
Creator:
Array
Publication Date:
2006-09-12
Binding:
Audio CD
Item Weight:
0.22 pounds
Item Size:
5.75 x 0.45 x 5 inches
Package Weight:
0.2 pounds
Package Size:
4.9 x 0.4 x 5.5 inches

 


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