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Bach: Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland
Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Edna Stern
Bach: Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland
Genre: Classical
 
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Recently, Edna Stern presented an outstanding disc built on four interpretations of Bach's Ciaccona with Amandine Beyer. This new record takes a similar path: the choice of three chorals transcribed by Busoni, and of 12 Pr...  more »

      
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All Artists: Johann Sebastian Bach, Johannes Brahms, Edna Stern
Title: Bach: Nun Komm' der Heiden Heiland
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Zig Zag Territoires
Original Release Date: 1/1/2009
Re-Release Date: 2/10/2009
Genre: Classical
Styles: Instruments, Keyboard
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 3760009291850

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Recently, Edna Stern presented an outstanding disc built on four interpretations of Bach's Ciaccona with Amandine Beyer. This new record takes a similar path: the choice of three chorals transcribed by Busoni, and of 12 Preludes & Fugues, takes us for an exploration of Bach's keyboard pieces beyond the specific environment of the piano.

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A masterpiece
Matisse | 03/05/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As Stern's Chaconne CD is one of my favorites, and as I have been reading her thoughts on music in the music room in Pandalous, I immediately bought her new Bach cd. It is really one of the best Bach recordings I have ever heard. An incredible and enthralling CD!

Her playing of Bach is revolutionary and closer to how people played it before Gould, but she is obviously also influenced by the authentic movement as she previously recorded CPE Bach on fortepiano, and thus we get a new kind of Bach played on modern piano, which is both romantic and moving, but also strict and serious. It is more the Bach we know from listening to his Passions than to his piano music.

The program of the disc is excellent with the preludes and Fugues intertwined with Chorals transcribed for the piano by Busoni and Brahms.

As for the sound recording - I'm not a huge fan. It's ok, but not great.

Dare I say it, yes, I think it is a masterpiece.
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