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A review of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier played by Richter,
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This review is from: Well-Tempered Clavier, The (Richter) (Audio CD)
Richter developed a unique and profound love for Bach's music and this recording reflects that affinity that only the best musicians posses. The preludes and fugues is a selection of some of the most intense, powerful and emotive music I know of- indeed suited to Richter's own intense style of playing. In this recording, the great pianist appears so completely absorbed in his music that the purity and splendour of Bach's work is revealed brilliantly. It is a masterpiece of musical interpretation that reflects Richter's own laborious and fulfilling meditation on the music.