New Releases: David Fray – Bach Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos; James Newton Howard – Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald
19 November 2018, 10:00 | Updated: 19 November 2018, 10:01
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David Fray – Bach Concertos for 2, 3 & 4 Pianos
David Fray presents a collaborative album of Bach concertos for two, three and four pianos. He performs with Audrey Vigoureux, Emmanuel Christien and Jacques Rouvier in what he calls "a musical family affair". Fray, along with Vigoureux and Christien, has studied under Rouvier, and all four players feature on the album.
The four pianists were joined by the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse to record the Bach concertos in Toulouse's 18th-century Carmelite Chapel. The authentic recording is, both in acoustics and execution, a refreshing compilation of Bach's plentiful piano works.
James Newton Howard – Fantastic Beasts The Crimes of Grindelwald
James Newton-Howard follows his epic soundtrack to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. The album comprises 25 new tracks that accompany the film and transport us to J. K. Rowling's wizarding world.
In addition to the film score, the album includes three solo piano cues performed by James Newton Howard – 'Dumbledore's Theme', 'Fantastic Beasts Theme' and 'Leta's Theme'.