Sunday, September 10 | 5 PM | $15
Pianist Tanya Gabrielian is set to release her debut album Remix, featuring piano arrangements of Bach solo cello and violin works, on MSR Classics September 12. The recording was inspired by a month-long hospitalization for a spinal injury, during which the music found on the album provided solace from the physical pain and psychological isolation.
Southampton Arts Center will kick-off a nine-date tour to accompany the album release, including performances for people in affiliate houses for the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
The London Times calls Gabrielian “A pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle”.
About Tanya Gabrielian:
While studying abroad at London’s Royal Academy of Music, the pianist slipped during martial arts training and twisted her spine. During the month-long ordeal that followed – a teenager navigating a foreign medical system alone through nine hospitals and two operations – Gabrielian took comfort in her recordings of Bach’s unaccompanied works.
In addition to elevating her above the daily pain and struggle of her hospitalization, Gabrielian was also able to pause from the highly-focused practice of music in which she had been so immersed, and focus instead on the pure experience of music. So when the time came to choose the repertoire for her album, she decided to share this music that had had so profound and influence on her, via rarely-performed transcriptions for piano.
1. CHACONNE from Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Transcribed by Alexander Siloti
VIOLIN SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR, BWV 1005
2. Adagio | Transcribed by Johann Sebastian Bach
3. Fuga | Transcribed by Camille Saint-Saëns
4. Largo | Transcribed by Camille Saint-Saëns
5. Allegro assai | Transcribed by Arturo Cardelús
6. ANDANTE from Violin Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003 4:59
Transcribed by Alexander Siloti
CELLO SUITE NO. 2 IN D MINOR, BWV 1008
Transcribed by Leopold Godowsky
11. Minuet I & II
Southampton Arts Center
Co-curated by musician and painter Scott Avett, lead singer of the folk-rock band The Avett Brothers, and David Kratz, president of the New York Academy of Art, this exhibition asks viewers to slow down and consider the story inherent in every human face.