REMIX

"[Gabrielian] has all of the technique to make the difficulties vanish as she brings the musical lines to the fore. She captures the essence of each dance movement. There is also plenty of power and excitement here, in the final movements especially. I cannot remember enjoying a disc more, and this will remain on my active listening stack for quite some time."

- American Record Guide

 

"Tanya Gabrielian is phenomenal... Her Bach performances are supremely beautiful and inspired, getting to the inner truth of these transcriptions."

- Audio Club of Atlanta

 

"Sit back, relax, and let your spirit soar. I’ve been waiting for an album like this...The performances are transcendent, idiomatic, and, simply, gorgeous."

- Audiophile Audition

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"An intensely personal statement, probably more so than just about any available recording of music that Bach composed."

- The Rehearsal Studio

 

Tanya Gabrielian released her debut album, Remix: Bach Transcriptions, on MSR Classics. While studying abroad at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the pianist slipped during martial arts training and twisted her spine. During the month-long ordeal that followed—a teenager navigating a foreign medical system alone through nine hospitals and two operations—Tanya took comfort in the recordings of Bach’s unaccompanied works.

 

In addition to elevating her above the daily pain and struggle of her hospitalization, Tanya was also able to pause from the highly-focused practice of music in which she had been so immersed, and focus instead on the pure experience of music. So when the time came to choose the repertoire for her album, she decided to share this music that had had so profound an influence on her, via rarely-performed transcriptions for piano.

 

The CD features new and rarely heard transcriptions of Bach: Chaconne from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004, transcribed by Alexander Siloti, Violin Sonata No. 3 in C major, BWV 1005, transcribed by J.S. Bach, Camille Saint-Saëns, and Arturo Cardelús, Andante from Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003, transcribed by Siloti, and Cello Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008, 
transcribed by Leopold Godowsky.

 

Remix was CD of the Week for WCRB Boston, Album of the Week for KUSC Los Angeles and KDFC San Francisco, and a New Release Pick for WFMT Chicago. It is available on iTunes and Amazon.