Bach: Swing, Sing & Think (DVD)

Erato Classics, November 2008

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In Swing, Sing & Think, acclaimed film director Bruno Monsaingeon captures David Fray’s recording of his award-winning 2008 Bach: Piano Concertos album.  Through extensive performance footage and illuminating interviews, Fray offers audiences a rare, in-depth look at the recording process as he directs the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen from the keyboard on Bach’s BWV 1055, 1056 and 1058.

Fray’s formidable intellectual, artistic energy is firmly in the fore as he discusses the importance of Austro-German repertoire to his career; the relationship between orchestra and soloist/conductor in rehearsal and performance; and his personal feelings on J.S. Bach and his music describing the great composer as the, “pinnacle; both a beginning and an end.”

Running Time: 133 mins
Format: NTCS, Region 0 16:9
Sound: PCM Stereo, Dolby Digital 5.1
Original Language: French, English
Subtitles: French, English

Companion film to David Fray’s Bach: Piano Concertos release on Erato Classics