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    Listen: Brad Mehldau's "After Bach" Featured on NPR's "All Things Considered"

    On his new solo album, After Bach, Brad Mehldau performs selections from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. "The result is Bach's airtight harmonic logic gently pried apart by a modern musician who is fluent in jazz, The Beatles, and electronic music," says NPR's Tom Moon in a new review of the album on All Things Considered, which you can hear below.

    "The album cover, a black-and-white picture of a massive spiral staircase, is shot by the late photographer Peter Marlow," Moon goes on to say. "It's an apt image, capturing the supreme order of Bach's music, as well as its sense of endless, possibly infinite variation—a quality Mehldau celebrates with his originals on this collection."

    Moon concludes: "Pretty much everything in modern music comes after Bach, and incredibly, three centuries later, there's still new inspiration to be found inside his long shadow."

    To pick up a copy of After Bach, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also listen to After Bach on Spotify and Apple Music.

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Brad Mehldau's new album, After Bach, which pairs selections from Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with new music by Mehldau inspired by WTC, was reviewed on NPR's All Things Considered. Reviewer Tom Moon says: "The album cover, a black-and-white picture of a massive spiral staircase, is ... an apt image, capturing the supreme order of Bach's music, as well as its sense of endless, possibly infinite variation—a quality Mehldau celebrates with his originals on this collection." Hear the review here.

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On his new solo album, After Bach, Brad Mehldau performs selections from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, each followed by an After Bach piece written by Mehldau and inspired by its WTC mate. "The result is Bach's airtight harmonic logic gently pried apart by a modern musician who is fluent in jazz, The Beatles, and electronic music," says NPR's Tom Moon in a new review of the album on All Things Considered, which you can hear below.

"The album cover, a black-and-white picture of a massive spiral staircase, is shot by the late photographer Peter Marlow," Moon goes on to say. "It's an apt image, capturing the supreme order of Bach's music, as well as its sense of endless, possibly infinite variation—a quality Mehldau celebrates with his originals on this collection."

Moon concludes: "Pretty much everything in modern music comes after Bach, and incredibly, three centuries later, there's still new inspiration to be found inside his long shadow."

To pick up a copy of After Bach, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a download of the complete album at checkout. You can also listen to After Bach on Spotify and Apple Music.

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