Bach – Pianoconcerten in A (BWV 1055), F Mineur (BWV 1056) en G Mineur (BWV 1058)

David Fray en de Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen.

In January 2008 David Fray recorded a programme entirely devoted to Bach, comprising four concertos for keyboard and orchestra. For the public these concertos are among the most popular and stimulating of Bach’s works. For David Fray one of the major problems facing the contemporary performer of these works is that they have been “visited” by Glenn Gould. In other words, the objective is to find a way of playing Bach after Gould. By copying him? By standing resolutely apart? The film follows David Fray in his attempt to approach these beautiful works in a highly personal way. In the simplest manner, three situations provide the film‘s setting: David Fray at home working at the score on the piano, explaining the many options open to him, with many examples drawn from the three concertos selected. We then see David Fray rehearsing and recording with the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, which he conducts from the piano. The film alternates rehearsal and recording sessions of the three concertos, movement by movement, intercut with short interviews. The programme focuses on the concerto in A and on the concertos in F minor and G minor.

Swing, Sing & Think: David Fray – Bach’s Keyboard Concertos
Swing, Sing & Think: David Fray – Bach’s Keyboard Concertos