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    Watch: Brad Mehldau Performs From "After Bach" at Philharmonie de Paris

    Brad Mehldau brought his Three Pieces After Bach program to the Philharmonie de Paris back in April 2018. As with his album After Bach, released on Nonesuch in March of that year, the solo program pairs pieces from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with Mehldau's own works inspired by Bach. The concert, which was broadcast live from the beautiful Jean Nouvel–designed hall via the European culture TV channel ARTE, is now being made available again as a series. The first segment, posted below on the 335th anniversary of Bach's birth, is the C# Major Prelude from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the first Rondo from Mehldau's After Bach.

    "Here is wishing you all peace and well-being," says Mehldau. "I’m worried and sad for those who are suffering, and the worst part of that for me, and I think so many of us, is that we have to stay put. My family and I have been spending more time together than we ever have, and that in itself is a great thing.

    "These were part of a concert in the Paris Philharmonie ... Thanks to the good folks at Oleo Films, ARTE, and Mezzo, we are now able to re-release segments of the concert, and here is the first one, with more to follow from that concert. Stay healthy and well."

    In this second part, published below on April 6, 2020, Mehldau performs the C Major Prelude from Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and an improvised response live:

    In this third part, published below on April 13, 2020, Mehldau performs the G Minor Fugue from Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own Three Pieces After Bach: II. Ostinato:

    In the fourth part, published below on April 20, 2020, Mehldau performs the D Minor Prelude from Book I of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own Three Pieces After Bach: III. Toccata:

    In the fifth and final part, published below on April 27, 2020, Mehldau performs the E-Flat Major Prelude from Book I of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own improvised response live:

    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 brought his Three Pieces After Bach program to the Philharmonie de Paris back in April 2018. As with his album After Bach, released on Nonesuch in March of that year, the solo program pairs pieces from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with Mehldau's own works inspired by Bach. The concert, which was broadcast live from the hall via ARTE, is now being made available again as a series. All five segments are available here now.

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Brad Mehldau brought his Three Pieces After Bach program to the Philharmonie de Paris back in April 2018. As with his album After Bach, released on Nonesuch in March of that year, the solo program pairs pieces from J.S. Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier with Mehldau's own works inspired by Bach. The concert, which was broadcast live from the beautiful Jean Nouvel–designed hall via the European culture TV channel ARTE, is now being made available again as a series. The first segment, posted below on the 335th anniversary of Bach's birth, is the C# Major Prelude from Book I of the Well-Tempered Clavier and the first Rondo from Mehldau's After Bach.

"Here is wishing you all peace and well-being," says Mehldau. "I’m worried and sad for those who are suffering, and the worst part of that for me, and I think so many of us, is that we have to stay put. My family and I have been spending more time together than we ever have, and that in itself is a great thing.

"These were part of a concert in the Paris Philharmonie ... Thanks to the good folks at Oleo Films, ARTE, and Mezzo, we are now able to re-release segments of the concert, and here is the first one, with more to follow from that concert. Stay healthy and well."

In this second part, published below on April 6, 2020, Mehldau performs the C Major Prelude from Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and an improvised response live:

In this third part, published below on April 13, 2020, Mehldau performs the G Minor Fugue from Book II of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own Three Pieces After Bach: II. Ostinato:

In the fourth part, published below on April 20, 2020, Mehldau performs the D Minor Prelude from Book I of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own Three Pieces After Bach: III. Toccata:

In the fifth and final part, published below on April 27, 2020, Mehldau performs the E-Flat Major Prelude from Book I of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier and his own improvised response live:

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: Philharmonie de Paris, April 2018

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