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Bach-inspired Piano Works by Dave Brubeck

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Dave Brubeck - Short Biography

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No.

Year

Jazz Quartet

   

Bach An' All, for Jazz quartet
In: Dave Brubeck/Bill Smith: “Brubeck-Smith: Near-Myth (William O. Smith, cl; Dave Brubeck, p; Gene Wright, b; Joe Morello (d) (Fantasy/OJC)

 

1961`

     

Piano

   

Chromatic Fantasy Sonata, inspired by J.S. Bach, for piano (incorporating the BACH motif)
[USA: Derry Music; Miami, Fla : [Distributed by] Warner Bros. Publications, 1994]

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1994

It is probably not too far afield to posit Milhaud and J.S. Bach as Brubeck’s most influential classical composers. While Glances is Dave’s most Milhaud-inspired piece, Chromatic Fantasy Sonata is surely his most Bachian. It is true that Brubeck’s earlier works like two-part Contention and Brandenburg Gate, pay tribute to the Baroque master. But Chromatic Fantasy Sonata with its reverences to Bach’s Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor (BWV 903) and use of chorale (2nd movement), fugue (3rd movement), and chaconne (4th movement) reveal and indebtedness to Bach surely unique in Brubeck’s output. As if we needed any more proof, clear quotations of the B-A-C-H motif (the German names of the notes B-flat, A, C. and B-natural) emerge in the “Allegro motto” movement returning (often in altered inversion) in subsequent movement”.
Source: Seriously Brubeck: Original Music by Dave Brubeck, Introduction by John Salmon, p 7

   

Dave Brubeck's two-part adventures: original two-part arrangements
24 pieces for piano, inspired by J.S. Bach's two-part inventions:
Bach again
Brandenburg gate
Brother, can you spare a dime?
Brotherly love
Chasin' yourself
The crossing
Dancin' in rhythm
Do you know?
The eleven disciples
Fourth of July
Fujiyama
Guitarron
In a little Spanish town
Indian song
It's deja vu (all over again)
Joe Lovano tango
Planets are spinning
Polly
Stompin' for Mili
To a native son
Two-part contention
Upstage rhumba
When the moon is high
Winter ballad
[Miami, Fla.: Warner Bros., 1999.].

 

1999

     

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Prepared by Aryeh Oron (August 2011)

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