Debicz, Aleksander

Bach Stories

2CD
5 May 2017

Barcode: 0190295840150

Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach
Other participants: Marcin Zdunik

Bach Stories explores a new way of thinking about classical music and improvisation; it presents historical music practice in a contemporary form. This double album from Warner Classics bears the fruits of a friendship and collaboration between two young but already much-awarded musicians. Aleksander Dębicz (piano) and Marcin Zdunik (cello) combine virtuosity and musical drama with the sheer joy and freshness of music-making in a unique programme of chamber works by J.S. Bach and improvisations inspired by those works.

These improvisations – in a classical style rather than jazz – create a bridge between two periods, bringing Bach’s music closer to the modern ear by using new means of expression. The Stories evoked in the title could be a simple idea, a fleeting memory or a labyrinthine drama. 'Bach’s music stirred and inspired our imagination, evoking both simple associations and complex narrative scheme', explain the musicians.

The project was created in collaboration with the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.