Richard Galliano: Bach

Richard Galliano: Bach

by Richard Galliano



French jazz accordionist Richard Galliano records his first classical album ever!

His first album on Deutsche Grammophon is devoted to a composer with whom he has always felt close: "I began and continued my studies with Bach. I played a good many of the preludes and fugues from the Well Tempered Clavier, the Italian Concerto, and many other works... But as far as recording is concerned, I didn't 'start' with Bach, it's true. For me, this disc represents the culmination of 45 years of 'all-terrain' musical experience.

For this album Richard Galliano has chosen works originally written for cello, oboe, violin, keyboard, and flute and arranged them for accordion with the accompaniment of five collaborators: violinists Jean-Marc Philips and Sebastian Surel, the viola player Jean-Marc Apap, cellist Raphal Pidoux, and the double bassist Stephan Logerot.

Richard Galliano is an exceptionally versatile musician, whose many artistic collaborations and encounters include playing with Enrico Rava, Charlie Haden, Michel Portal, Jan Garbarek, Martial Solal, Anouar Brahem, and Paolo Fresu, to name just a few.

Galliano says, "Bach's music is universal. When I play it I don't change a note, not a breath, not a rest... I play the text complete, without any adaptation." From the Label

Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028948033416
catalogNumber: 001444602

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Galliano   Primary Artist,Accordion,Bandoneon
Jean-Marc Apap   Viola
Raphaël Pidoux   Cello
Stéphane Logerot   Double Bass
Sébastien Surel   Violin
Jean-Marc Phillips-Varjabédian   Violin

Technical Credits

Johann Sebastian Bach   Composer
Richard Galliano   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Musical Producer
Kenneth Chalmers   Liner Note Translation
Guillaume Mis   Engineer
Vincent Bessières   Liner Notes
Yann Ollivier   Producer
Reinhard Luthje   Liner Note Translation
Emmanuel Jolivet   Producer,Executive Producer,Musical Producer

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