WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Swing, Sing & Think - David Fray

Fray,David
Release Date: 01/13/2009 
Label:  Erato (Dvd)   Catalog #: 13064  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray
Conductor:  David Fray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Low Stock: Currently 3 or fewer in stock. Usually ships in 24 hours, unless stock becomes depleted.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

A film by Bruno Monsaingeon.

This absorbing 97 minute documentary about the young French pianist David Fray is directed by Bruno Monsaingeon, the distinguished filmmaker whose previous collaborations with Virgin Classics include DVDs with Piotr Anderszewski and Valery Sokolov, and whose past subjects have included David Oistrakh, Sviatoslav Richter, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Yehudi Menuhin and Glenn Gould. This DVD complements Fray’s second CD release on Virgin Classics, a collection of Bach concertos, and it includes Live footage from the audio recording sessions of the concertos BWV 1055,1056 et 1058 (the CD also includes BWV 1052 in D minor). Issues discussed on screen with Fray, an artist of formidable intellectual energy,
Read more include his relationship with the music of Bach and his views on directing an orchestra – here the Bremen-based Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie – from the keyboard The Austro-German repertoire is of great importance to the pianist, whose personal heritage includes Czech, Polish, Spanish, French, Finnish and Jewish strands. He has said that: “If, over my life, I can play all the works of Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Haydn, Brahms and Schumann, then I shall be very happy!" but describes Bach as “a pinnacle; both a beginning and an end".
Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Harpsichord in A major, BWV 1055 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Conductor:  David Fray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
Concerto for Harpsichord in F minor, BWV 1056 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Conductor:  David Fray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
Concerto for Harpsichord in G minor, BWV 1058 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  David Fray (Piano)
Conductor:  David Fray
Orchestra/Ensemble:  German Chamber Philharmonic
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738-1739; Leipzig, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title
Review This Title Share on Facebook




YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In