BRUSSELS, Belgium – December 15, 2015 – On February 15, 2016, pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont will release Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont plays Bach, his third album, on ZeD Classics. The record follows Dablemont’s two first acclaimed albums Introducing Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont (2012) and Beethoven opp. 27 & 28 (2014). “This album is the result of a long exploration of Bach works on a modern piano”, says pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont.
Recorded at the legendary Flagey studio 4 in Brussels with producer Romain Zémiri, Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont plays Bach is the first ZeD Classics release of the young French pianist, who sees it as a return to the roots of modern keyboard music.
The album features some of the most celebrated keyboard works, the toccata in E minor, the first partita in B-flat Major and the sixth partita in E minor. “This album is the result of a long exploration of Bach works on a modern piano”, said pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont. “Although I’ve played them for a long time, I’ve never performed these pieces in public. In fact, I’ve never played any of Bach’s music in public. Releasing this album is like inviting the listener in my secret garden, in my inner musical life”, he added.
This album also introduces a new production workflow. Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont, instead of the producer, took the lead for the creative and technical aspects of the editing process. If the pianist has always been actively involved in this phase of studio work, it’s the first time Dablemont chooses the takes and splices them together for a whole album. “I think edits shouldn’t be left to someone other than the artist himself”, declared pianist Pierre-Arnaud Dablemont. “It was very interesting for me to take the time to build this album from scratch by myself and it is an exceptional way to cast a new light on works you play every day.”
The album is already available for digital preorder on iTunes. It will be available for physical preorder on Bandcamp starting January 1st, 2016 and will be released on February 15, 2016 on all major platforms and in shops.
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