Paul Grabowsky launches 48 Ways of Looking at Bach

In this video: Renowned Australian pianist and educator and Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2017 Artist in Residence, Paul Grabowsky launches Melbourne Recital Centre’s new series 48 Ways of Looking at Bach by performing J.S. Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1, Part 1.

Artists: Paul Grabowsky (piano), Genevieve Lacey (recorder), Eugene Ughetti (percussion), Erkki Velthein (viola), Ben Grayson (Electronics).

About Paul Grabowsky: Paul Grabowsky is a pianist, composer, arranger, conductor – and is one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. He has written the scores for over twenty feature films in Australia, the UK and US and is the founder and Artistic Director of the Australian Art Orchestra. Among his numerous CD releases are two for the Hush series (for which he is Artistic Director). Paul has won four ARIA awards, two Helpmann awards, several Bell Awards and a Deadly award.

About 48 Ways of Looking at Bach: In 1722, Johann Sebastian Bach set out to explore a new way of thinking about sound. His explorations led to an astonishing achievement, The Well-Tempered Clavier – two books of 24 Preludes and Fugues, in all major and minor keys, 48 works in total, each unique. In 2017 we’re joined by some of Australia’s most accomplished, creative and adventurous keyboard players to take us on a journey through ‘the 48’, bringing their own insights and reflections to this music, as well as matching it with music that they feel illuminate and enhance these masterworks.

Learning Keywords: J.S. Bach, classical performance, Well-Tempered Clavier, piano, recorder, percussion, viola,

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