I enjoyed the opportunity to discuss my new album of J.S. Bach: Orchestral Suites transcribe for Piano Duet with North Cotswold Community Radio’s Peter Lewis. Listen in at around the 1:04:00 mark:
Eleonor Bindman’s new arrangement of Bach’s Orchestral Suites for piano duet follows her widely admired recording of the six Brandenburg Concertos. Once again, the transcription reimagines Bach’s writing using the modern piano, in this case a Bösendorfer. Bindman and her Duo Vivace partner, Susan Sobolewski, draw upon the suite’s dance movements to suggest how Bach might have distributed the material, ordering them for maximum contrast, and succeeding in conveying the music’s vitality and beauty in a new medium.