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Mehldau, Brad / After Bach
Album:After Bach Collection:Classical
Artist:Mehldau, Brad Added:04/2018
Label:Nonesuch Records 

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Add Date:2018-04-29 Pull Date:2018-07-01 Charts:Classical/Experimental
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-04-28 
Reviewed: 2018-04-27
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: superb solo piano pieces, half composed by Bach and half take-offs improvised by Mehldau. I can’t do justice to the compositions in the track review. Check the liner notes
If You Like: Glenn Gould, John Elliot Gardiner, McCoy Tyner, Oscar Peterson
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Before Bach: Benediction (5:25) – slow start swings to midtempo swings to uptempo, then slows to fade
* 2/ Prelude No. 3 in C# Major from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1, BMV 848 (1:21) – fast> quick stop
*3/ After Bach: Rondo (8:21) – fast> false stop> fast> quick stop
4/ Prelude No. 1 in C Major from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 2, BMV 870 (2:37) – midtempo> fade
5/ After Bach: Pastorale (3:46) – midtempo> quick stop
*6/ Prelude No. 10 in E Minor from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1, BMV 855 (2:16) – midtempo> quick stop
7/ After Bach: Flux (5:06) – uptempo> quick stop
*8/ Prelude and Fugue No. 12 in F Minor from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 1, BMV 857 (6:10) – slow> false stop> slow swings to uptempo> quick stop
*9/ After Bach: Dream (7:50) – slow builds to midtempo> swings to uptempo> quick stop
*10/ Fugue No. 16 in G Minor from The Well- Tempered Clavier Book 2, BMV 885 (3:04) – slow start swings to uptempo> quick stop
**11/ After Bach: Ostinato (12:20) – slow start builds to midtempo> builds in volume & intensity> swings to fast tempo & slows to fade
12/ Prayer For Healing (11:06) – slow start builds to midtempo & slows to fade

Track Listing
1.Before Bach: Benediction 7.After Bach: Flux
2.Prelude No. 3 In C# Major From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 Bmv 8.Prelude And Fugue No. 12 In F Minor From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 Bmv 83
3.After Bach: Rondo 9.After Bach: Dream
4.Prelude No. 1 In C Major From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 Bmv 870 10.Fugue No.16 In G Minor From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 2 Bmv 885
5.After Bach: Pastorale 11.After Bach: Ostinato
6.Prelude No. 10 In E Minor From The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 Bmv 855 12.Prayer For Healing