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Peter Gregson

Publisher: Chester Music

Bach Recomposed
Chester Music Ltd
Large Ensemble (7+ players)
1 Hour 53 Minutes
Solo Instrument(s)
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Peter Gregson Bach Recomposed

Peter Gregson performs his recomposed 'Prelude 1.1' from 'Bach: The Cello Suites' at Yellow Lounge in Beijing, 2018

Peter Gregson is the latest contemporary composer to be invited by Deutsche Grammophon to reinterpret iconic works in the classical canon for their Recomposed series. His album 'Recomposed by Peter Gregson: Bach – The Cello Suites' was released in October 2018.

For his record, cellist Peter Gregson ‘recomposed’ perhaps the best-loved of all works for his instrument, the Bach Cello Suites. Gregson’s reinterpretation adds a new instrumental dimension, reimagining them for a five-person cello ensemble, analogue synthesizers and his own solo cello.

“Rather than thinking about Bach’s compositions as a two-dimensional painting, I thought about them as sculpture. So although the object is the same, if you turn it around and see it from a different angle – shine the light on it in a different way – you get different textures; new shadows, new shapes appear; new pathways through the melodies and harmonies. The result is more like a suite of fantasias on a theme (of the original compositions), but still recognisably the same material... at least I hope so!” (Peter Gregson, 2018)

  • Soloist(s)
    Peter Gregson, Richard Harwood, Reinoud Ford, Tim Lowe, Ben Chappell, Katherine Jenkinson, cellos
    Deutsche Grammophon:
  • 11 FEB 2020
    Hasselt Cultural Center, Kunstlaan, Belgium
    Peter Gregson (cello and electronics)

    Other Dates:
    12 February - Hasselt Cultural Center, Kunstlaan, Belgium

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