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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty much the greatest record of all time., 22 Jan 2009
This review is from: Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
Unmatched in clarity, excitement, playfulness and sincerity - without affectation or sentimentality - Martha Argerich's minor-key Bach provides some of the purest intellectual and emotional transports available within all Western Art. The entire thing is stunning, but I'll single out the closing fugue of the Toccata, the "swinging" Cappricio from the Partita and the "still point" achieved in the Sarabande of the English Suite for special recommendation... oh but the way she builds the crescendo over the G major passage in the ES Prelude, say, or the silken flow of the opening phrases of the Partita Allemande, or...

This is pretty much the greatest record of all time.

A single problem: when you realize that Argerich hasn't recorded enough Bach, and this is really all you're going to get, you might begin to see it as mocking you. You may even resent it. What can we do but swallow our gall and listen on?
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning, 27 Feb 2010
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R. Cassells "Firhillista" (Glasgow, Scotland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
I came to this as an occasional listener of classical music. I was awestruck not only by the vibrancy of the Bach pieces, but by the quality of the playing. Ms Argerich manages to make every note sound considered, a carefully selected choice, and the overall effect is stunning. Sometimes it sounds like some other instrument other than a piano being played! I can't recommend this highly enough.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 21 Jan 2013
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This review is from: Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
What a combination of technique and musicality. Argerich shows herself the complete master of Bach on the piano.
Buy immediately then join me in lamenting that she didn't record a lot more of the Weimar cantor's music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 19 Aug 2014
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This review is from: Bach, J.S.: Toccata BWV 911; Partita No.2; English Suite No.2 (DG The Originals) (Audio CD)
Super value for money.
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