Bach: English Suites, Bwv 806-811
Label: STEINWAY & SONS
This double album, newly documenting Mr. Rangell’s exploration of Bach’s keyboard music can be added to a long list of distinctive performances. “Andrew Rangell’s free-spirited Bach is distinguished by its powerful drive and intensity and a remarkable articulation that illuminates contrapuntal intricacies with microscopic clarity… His playing captures every mood in the psychological spectrum…” (New York Times) Long recognized as among our most eloquent and insightful interpreters of the major keyboard works of Bach and Beethoven, pianist Andrew Rangell has drawn acclaim for a variety of recordings, ranging from the music of Sweelinck, Farnaby, and Gibbons to that of Janacek, Enescu, Nielsen, Bartok, Valen, Christian Wolff, and many others. The present recording, newly documenting Mr. Rangell’s exploration of Bach’s keyboard music can be added to a long list of distinctive performances, including The Goldberg Variations, French Suites, Partitas, Well-Tempered-Clavier, Book 1, The Art of Fugue, Inventions, Sinfonias, and many shorter works.