Bach / Mukhopadhyay / Lee - Re)Inventions a Deux Pianos


Format: CD
Label: Diversions
Rel. Date: 03/29/2024
UPC: 809730417221

Re)Inventions a Deux Pianos
Artist: Bach / Mukhopadhyay / Lee
Format: CD

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Concept of the album'(ré)inventions à deux pianos' is a complete recomposition for two pianos of J.S. Bach's 15 two-part inventions by Luxembourgish pianist Chiahu 'Chia-Chia' Lee, arranged for her duo with Yulia Vershinina-Mukhopadhyay. It's a personal rewriting of Bach's work from the original score in the style of classical music fused with pop, minimalism and smooth jazz. The name of the album is derived from the French title of Bach's work 'inventions à deux voix'. Rediscover Bach's famous work through the lens of this crossover composition which can appeal to connoisseurs and amateurs alike.About the artistsThe piano duo Vershinina/Lee (Yulia Vershinina-Mukhopadhyay & Chiahu 'Chia-Chia' Lee) began their collaboration with Rheinberger's arrangement of Bach's Goldberg Variations for two pianos, which they have performed in various concert halls in the UK and Luxembourg, including the Philharmonie in 2019, cementing their mutual fascination with Bach's music.The pianists met during their studies at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester and their enduring friendship has set the ground for an exciting musical partnership. The idea of 'variation' has since been a red thread throughout their projects and led both women to constantly seek inspiration outside the conventional repertoire for two pianos. In fact, the duo has made it their aspiration to spread the word about lesser-known music and even write and arrange their own music.In their recent Actart Concert at Luxembourg Conservatoire Yulia and Chia-Chia focused on works composed in the last 20 years by contemporary women composers.