Bach / Nelson Freire

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Label: DECCA
Catalog: 4788449
Format: CD

Nelson Freire

Bach, J S: Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV828 Toccata in C minor, BWV911 English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV808 Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903 Keyboard Concerto in D minor (after Marcello), BWV974 Busoni: Ich ruf zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ (Bach BWV 639) Komm, Gott Schöpfer (Bach BWV 667) Nun komm der heiden Heiland' (after Bach, BWV659) Hess, M: Jesus bleibet meine Freude Siloti: Organ Prelude in G minor (Bach)

Nelson Freire brings a lifetimes experience to his first-ever album devoted to the music of JS Bach. The album was recorded in his 70th birthday year and offers over 80 minutes of music. The release provides a perfect overview of Bach on the piano: towering original works such as the Fourth Partita and Chromatic Fantasy & Fugue; one of Bachs own keyboard transcriptions (the sublime slow movement of Marcellos Oboe Concerto) plus a selection of transcriptions by Busoni, Siloti and Myra Hess. There is tremendous excitement when Freire performs, and it has everything to do with his artistry. (New York Classical Review) Jesu Joy of Man s Desiring had all the deep, centered serenity of Myra Hess s own performance as well as a resonance and coloristic range of his own. (New York Arts) The sheer beauty and elegance of Freire's playing, his crystalline tone and infinitely subtle range of touch and colour are combined with all the technique needed to cope with whatever challenges these pieces present him. The Guardian

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