The Guardian Reviews Brad Mehldau at Wigmore Hall

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Friday December 18, 2015


Brad Mehldau review ‘” a balance of space and intensity perfectly struck
By John Fordham

“Over the two decades since his star ascended, American pianist Brad Mehldau has been cutting a path ‘” often introspective, virtuosic and indifferent to populist antics ‘” that could have led him to jazz’s crowded unsung-genius shelf. But as conversations between jazz, classical music and pop have grown ever more fluent, Mehldau’s eclecticism has turned him into a major star. He rammed the reasons home this week in an unaccompanied performance split between respectfully straight recitals of several JS Bach classics, and densely dazzling compositions and improvisations inspired by them. The show was a new venture for him called Three Pieces After Bach, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Wigmore and others.”

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