Gabriel Urgell Reyes breaks the codes of classical music releases with PREQUEL, an EP on Bach

Updated: Dec 2, 2019

After two nominations this year at the Independent Music Awards in New York for his electroacoustic music album Metaphor of Silence, the French-Cuban virtuoso pianist and composer, winner of numerous international awards (Diapason d'Or, Prix Blüthner... ), launches an EP on J. S. Bach breaking again the codes of classical music records releases.

A record, a suite

In this EP, Gabriel Urgell Reyes reveals his interpretation of the Partita 1 in B flat BWV 825, Johann Sebastian Bach. Written in 1725 and published the following year, the eldest in a series of keyboard works in which Bach tackles the Baroque Suite of Dances, this Partita is imbued with gentleness and vitality.

" Given that I am performing Bach on a modern instrument, the axis I immediately chose was to transcribe the baroque spirit, a general stylistic aesthetic inspired by the vocal and instrumental phrasing of that time, while exploiting the richness of ornamentation." comments Gabriel Urgell Reyes, also producer of the record with the label Capita & Navia.

In this recording, we note the high technical and stylistic demands of a fascinating and addictive interpretation.

A creative and original cover brings the last touch of modernity to this disc, whose format Extended Play (EP) contrasts with the usual releases of classical music albums.

Release on December 2019

The EP is available on December 12, 2019 in digital version for € 6.99, downloadable on more than 200 platforms including iTunes, Spotify, Deezer, Qobuz, Amazon Music, Tidal, and on the Capita & Navia website store.

The project Prequel also includes the edition of the score of the German master, accompanied by a musicological article on the work, to come in 2020.