Bach in Los Angeles
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Label: Solo Musica
Cat No: 88843092602
Number of Discs: 1
Release Date: 29th September 2014
WorksCello Suite no.1 in G major, BWV1007
Cello Suite no.5 in C minor, BWV1011
ArtistsJacques Bono (electric bass)
Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu (violin)
By choosing a classical repertoire for the e-bass, foremost J S Bach's cello suites, Jacques Bono has acquired an outstanding position in the music business.
Performances at the various Bach churches in Thuringia, eg in Arnstadt, give him an enormous amount of inspiration and insight into Bach's music.
At their 'original sites', Bono puts Bach's works into a unique contrast by playing them on an instrument of our time, more than 300 years after their composition – a project that has never been ventured before. The time, the separation into musical genres and the familiar listening sensation are all overcome in Jacques Bono's performance.
Bono unperturbedly counters initial doubts by critics, claiming that it was impossible to perform Bach's cello suites on an electric bass, with a musical venture that meanwhile has music lovers of all origins in raptures. Cello suites on an electric bass: a revolutionary act in the best sense of musical tradition!
In 2013 Jacques Bono had the idea of recording Bach’s 'Inventionen' in two voices together with a female violinist. In German’s classical music scene he could not find a female violinist who would venture to play freely with him, an electric bass player, without fearing to offend against academically imposed values. That's when his desire for the free spirit of America started to show. He was delighted to find Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu in Los Angeles, who proved to be a violinist capable of playing Bach's music vivaciously, in a heart-felt manner and free of dogma. So they started out on this adventure in the famous Village Studio.
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