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Murray Perahia Plays Bach

Main Performer
or Conductor:
Murray Perahia
Accompaniment/Orchestra:Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Soloists:Murray Perahia, piano
Kenneth Sillito, violin (BWV 1044)
Jaime Martin, flute (BWV 1044)
Individual Works:Concerto for Flute, Violin and Clavier BWV 1044
Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 BWV 1050
Italian Concerto BWV 971
Record Label:SONY Classical
Catalog Number:SK 87326
Year Released/Recorded:2003
Total Playing Time:55:24
Comments:Jan Hanford said:

I enjoy Murray Perahia's playing and have admired him over the years. This recording is very beautiful, although it did take me a while to get used to piano in the Brandenburg and Triple Concerto. I am not a harpsichord purist (far from it). While many of Bach's concertos transfer easily from harpsichord to piano, it is a difficult transition here. But like all things, it just takes getting used to and after a few listens I find it delightful. What makes that possible is Periah's sensitive and informed playing. He clearly loves Bach and communicates that in his exquisite performance.

Acknowledgements:From the collection of Jan Hanford.
Date First Submitted:11/27/2003