The Story Of Jesus is a Solo Piano recording by Gabor Benda on Hunnia Records, recorded and available in Stereo Pure DSD 256. It comes along a rich booklet full of photos and explainers. Pianist Gábor Benda follows the substantive nature of things that Bach followed and tell stories to modern humankind in a traditional way through an up-to-date language.
This is a Pure DSD 256 Stereo album. It is available in its original recorded format of Stereo DSD 256 as well as other DSD bit rates created in the DSD Domain from the Stereo DSD 256 master. It is a DSD Exclusive, Not Available on SACD release.
Gabor Benda tells us “The first time I was touched by the story of Jesus was in my early childhood in elementary school at about the age of six. I remember we had a wise, elderly and very elegant Bible class teacher. She spoke about five languages and often read to us from foreign books, not only translating but simplifying themes as well. Somehow, she was always able to connect these different books, these different tales to Jesus; through his teachings and deeds.
Once, during a school event I played J.S. Bach’s Prelude in C minor (BWV 999). I had a terrible stage fright, after all the whole school was watching, and it was my first public performance. My teacher was really touched by my humble piano playing and said that I played the keys like Jesus walked on water. She told me that Bach is the most important composer in music history and the closest person to God, the closest person to Jesus. At that moment somehow, I understood at this very young age that our whole cultural existence is based upon the existence of Jesus Christ: music, literature, fine arts; everything is connected to him.
From that moment J.S. Bach became my favorite composer. The way his melodies, his polyphonous leads develop in his compositions is like a never-ending energy that moves nature; as the leaves grow on trees and die and grow again in an infinitive circle in a time-lapse video recording. His music imitates the whole eternal cycle of life that is being triggered by an irresistible outside force.
This is the essential moving force I wanted to represent in my music. Not to imitate Bach but to follow the substantive nature of things that Bach followed and tell stories to modern humankind in a traditional way through an up-to-date language.”
Gábor Benda, Piano
Total time: 00:42:33
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|Release Date||August 5, 2022|
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