Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 (Pienaar)
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Top Customer Reviews
Happily neither fear is fulfilled. The performance is fresh, but more importantly it is unlike any other I have heard: it has a nervy, edgy tone unlike any of the other great recordings (Richter being my other personal favourite), consistent (unlike Gould) and totally rivetting, more Monster Munch than Ready Salted throughout. Where the music should be tender it is breathtakingly tender, where it should be jaunty it has a neurotic edge and great dynamic range that is mesmerizing, and where one should simply let rip the sheer technical accomplishment and sense of a great talent walking a tightrope of technique leaves one elated at the accomplishment of both composer and performer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It seems to me that Pienaar plays from the strength of his personality and his love for and strong convictions about the music. It is indeed honest. Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2004 by storm
There is a clear attempt in this recording to make a difference or to be noted for being different. This comes through as being the pianist's main drive. Read morePublished on 5 Mar. 2004