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Rosalyn Tureck plays Bach: The Great Solo Works
Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Bernhard Bach, Rosalyn Tureck
Rosalyn Tureck plays Bach: The Great Solo Works
Genre: Classical
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A Great Sampler of Bach's Keyboard Works
Eric S. Schubert | Austin, TX United States | 01/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Though many pianists have played Bach, and some - such as Andras Schiff and, more recently, Murray Perahia - have played Bach well, many lovers of Bach believe that only two pianists have been able to capture the true essence of his keyboard music - Glenn Gould and Rosalyn Tureck.In this CD, Ms. Tureck plays a wide range of Bach's keyboard works that shows the various dimensions of Bach's writing. She plays the Prelude and Fugue from Book I of the "Well Tempered Clavier" with the clarity and precision that allows the listener to hear the beauty of these carefully-crafted masterpieces. In the Chromatic Fantasia, BWV 903 and Toccata BWV 912, Ms. Tureck captures Bach's famous gifts as an improviser. In the "Capriccio on the Departure of a Beloved Brother," she evokes the strong emotional content of Bach's music, which one often hears in his choral music but too rarely in his keyboard works.Simply put, this CD should be in the collection of every lover of Bach's music. For those new to Bach, this CD is a great introduction to Bach's keyboard genre by the performer known as the "High Priestess of Bach.""
Tureck's best
music fan | Amman, Jordan | 07/15/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Tureck dispenses with reserve and gives an all or nothing performance of spectacular depth and joy. She draws out the pieces' modernist traits and reveals an expansive majesty more normally heard in Liszt and later composers. Now and then, I had to remind myself that this is Baroque keyboard, not late Romantic or 20th Century! Passionate, brilliant and truly memorable."
Private Bach
Der Musiker | 09/27/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I believe that this CD of the inimitable Tureck playing Bach was recorded live during an historic and famous private concert at the home of William F. Buckley. The instrument is a fine one but, yes, it is a bit lifeless. Nonetheless, it's a GREAT concert and fairly well captured in decent stereo sound. It ranks up there in historic Bach interpretation importance along with Lipatti at Besancon, his last concert, and the 1955 Gould Goldberg Variations."