|Martin Andersson said:|
I was really happy when I found this new recording of The Six Partitas with one of my favourite baroque performers, Mr Pinnock. Desparately I have been looking for the old Archiv recording, but only finding the BWV 825 on a CD with famous harpsichord works from Deutsche Grammophon (Cembalowerke, catalog # 463018-2).
This 2 CD set is excellent. The recording is crystal clear and the microphones appear to have been placed at a better distance from the strings, i.e. closer, than on the old Archiv recording, which has a little bit to much echoe. The bass is also better on this recording.
The performance is of course excellent, as always by Mr Pinnock. After almost twenty years since the latest recording of the Partitas, he still knows how to make the best out of these Clavier Übungen - unbelievable that they are just pieces for practicing the clavier. Every single note can be heared and together they make this wonderful music. This is my very first recording of all the Partitas, so I can't compare tempi in different movements and so on, but I trust Mr Pinnock. I strongly recommend this recording!
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Comments by Jan Hanford:
I consider Trevor Pinnock to be one of the premier interpreters of Bach. His repertoire is enormous, and so is his talent. I adore his recordings and this is no exception. Some of Bach's most accessible and delightful keyboard works played by a master. Highly recommended.