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Bach: The English Suites

11 Feb. 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Release Date: 11 Feb. 2013
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: harmonia mundi
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 harmoniamundi usa
  • Total Length: 2:20:58
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  • ASIN: B00B0XOM5U
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 198,764 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Sid Nuncius HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on 5 April 2014
Format: Audio CD
A new recording of the English Suites is always welcome. They are among Bach's finest keyboard works, showing all his greatness in melody, counterpoint and expression of human emotion. Although they are performed somewhat less often than some of Bach's other works I think they are hugely enjoyable and satisfying. This is a fine recording of them.

Richard Egarr is a superb keyboard player with a deep understanding and love of Bach's music. It shows here as his rock-solid technique allows these pieces to flow without apparent effort, and also allows him to place his own interpretation on them. He is slightly rhythmically freer than Christophe Rousset or Angela Hewitt (two of my favourite interpretations) and quite liberal in his ornamentation. Both work very well in his hands, I think and, combined with a wonderful, rich sound from the harpsichord, produce a very enjoyable interpretation.

The recorded sound is excellent; some of the clunking of the harpsichord's internal workings is more prominent than some people may like, but the fabulous sound the engineers capture from the instrument makes this fade into insignificance for me.

How you get on with this set overall will depend upon your personal taste. I think I still marginally prefer Rousset's rather more formal approach, but if you want a harpsichord version of these great works you can't really go wrong here - it's great music excellently played by a real master. Warmly recommended.

(Rousset's recording is also well worth investigating:
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3 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mr Richard Norton on 25 April 2013
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This recording follows the performances given by Richasrd Egarr at the King's Place. I have found myself playing it again and again.
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