homage to bach (audio track from CD)


Surendran Reddy Performing Edition

In 1994 Reddy recorded his first solo piano album, reddy, steady, go! subtitled ‘the ill-tempered keyboard’ with Jannie du Toit’s JNS Musiek, in Johannesburg. It is CD 17 in JNS Musiek’s catalogue. Reddy recorded four long tracks, each involving original composition, arrangement and improvisation and the music executed with pianistic virtuosity. Track 1 is homage to bach, track 2 from bach to the beatles, track 3 a little mozart a lot of webber and track 4 suite freedom. Reddy recorded the music directly in one take, and hence left no notated scores of these exact recordings, although it may be possible to transcribe them in the future.

Track 1, homage to bach, begins with the 1st ‘Prelude’ in C major from Bach’s Well-tempered Clavier Book I, before launching into a free improvisation on Bach. The music is similar to but not identical to the homage to bach score, sr052-ace351, and the audio file can be downloaded free.

Duration: 13’23”