|Comments:||Christopher Richardson said:|
Fine recording. The harpsichord is a 1985 model after Michael Mietke, Berlin 1702-1704--pleasant, soft-toned. Hantai takes all the repeats, which I appreciate. The highly varied tempi of the variations are executed with equal skill. Recommended.
Jan Hanford said:
This is an exceptionally lovely interpretation of the Goldbergs. The harpsichord sound is like a music box, sweet and clear. His tempos are intelligent and his ornaments are frequent (particularly in the aria) but nicely articulated. I enjoyed this recording very much and highly recommend it.
I first discovered these variation with Gould (1981): it was good, but i didn't select it to go to a desert island. Some time after i tried the Scott Ross live recording: i thought perhaps with this great artist and the harpsichord it will sound different... no, it was always good, but i didn't wake up the night to ear it.
One day, i had a friend who lend me this record (Hantai). I had it for about one week, and it was absolutely wonderfull: all variations are perfect, each variation introduce something new and each play of the recording is a new sensation.
After that i didn't built it (i had yet Gould et Ross), but a few month ago i trend to be crazy to not ear it and i built it. Honestly i ear it about 4-10 times a month, and it's always the same sensation.
For me, it's the BEST, the only one to have.