℗ 2024 Nonesuch Records Inc.
Released May 10, 2024
Duration 1h 06m 05s
Record Label Nonesuch
Genre Jazz
 

After Bach II

Brad Mehldau

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1.1
Prelude to Prelude
Brad Mehldau
1:22
1.2
Prelude No. 9 in E Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 854
Brad Mehldau
1:48
1.3
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 851
Brad Mehldau
1:18
After Bach  
1.4
Toccata
Brad Mehldau
14:42
Partita for Keyboard No. 4 in D Major, BWV 828  
1.5
II. Allemande
Brad Mehldau
8:11
After Bach  
1.6
Cavatina
Brad Mehldau
5:16
1.7
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 865
Brad Mehldau
1:07
1.8
Between Bach
Brad Mehldau
6:05
1.9
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 865
Brad Mehldau
3:55
1.10
Intermezzo
Brad Mehldau
1:26
Variations on Bach’s Goldberg Theme  
1.11
Aria-like
Brad Mehldau
3:39
1.12
Variation I, Minor 5/8 a
Brad Mehldau
2:12
1.13
Variation II, Minor 5/8 b
Brad Mehldau
1:10
1.14
Variation III, Major 7/4
Brad Mehldau
2:31
1.15
Variation IV, Breakbeat
Brad Mehldau
1:40
1.16
Variation V, Jazz
Brad Mehldau
2:03
1.17
Variation VI, Finale
Brad Mehldau
1:25
1.18
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 852
Brad Mehldau
3:59
1.19
Postlude
Brad Mehldau
2:16
Brad Mehldau's After Bach II album comprises four preludes and one fugue from the Well-Tempered Clavier, as well as the Allemande from the fourth Partita, interspersed with seven compositions or improvisations by Mehldau inspired by the complementary works of Bach—including Mehldau’s Variations on Bach’s Goldberg Theme. "The more you try to engage with him, the more your own personality becomes visible, unavoidably. You are not playing Bach—Bach is playing you, in the sense that he lays you bare ... The greatest choice you make at all times is not out of an absence, but from what is there, in its totality. Specifically, it is the constant choice you make in how to negotiate between harmony and melody. This is why Bach is a model for me as a jazz musician. In my improvised solos, I want to make melodic phrases that carry harmonic implication, and create harmony that moves in a melodic fashion. This is a crucial component in the storytelling.” After Bach II follows 2018’s After Bach album, which originated in a work Mehldau first performed in 2015—commissioned by Carnegie Hall, The Royal Conservatory of Music, The National Concert Hall, and Wigmore Hall—called Three Pieces After Bach. Two of Mehldau’s compositions from that program were presented on the After Bach album; his virtuosic third piece, Toccata, is included on After Bach II." - Brad Mehldau
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Prelude to Prelude
2
Prelude No. 9 in E Major from the Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I, BWV 854
3
Prelude No. 6 in D Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 851
4
Toccata
5
II. Allemande
6
Cavatina
7
Prelude No. 20 in A Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 865
8
Between Bach
9
Fugue No. 20 in A Minor from the Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 865
10
Intermezzo
11
Aria-like
12
Variation I, Minor 5/8 a
13
Variation II, Minor 5/8 b
14
Variation III, Major 7/4
15
Variation IV, Breakbeat
16
Variation V, Jazz
17
Variation VI, Finale
18
Prelude No. 7 in E-Flat Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I, BWV 852
19
Postlude

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