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Bach, J S - French Suites - Sheng, Yuan



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A Chinese-American Bach specialist continues a critically acclaimed cycle of the keyboard works. ‘This is superior Chopin playing by any standards,’ remarked Fanfare of Yuan Sheng’s 3CD Chopin collection (PCL0049) for Piano Classics in 2013. That was recorded on an 1845 Pleyel, whereas for his Bach series he has returned to the reliable pleasures of a modern Steinway. However, the qualities identified by Fanfare’s reviewer in his Chopin – ‘his sensitivity, his agility, his rhythmic strength’ are no less evident, as one might expect from a pupil of the sovereign Bach exponent on the modern piano, Rosalyn Tureck. The French Suites are often considered poorer or at least slighter cousins to theEnglish Suites and Partitas. And it’s true that they were probably intended first and foremost for teaching purposes rather than public performance. Compiled during Bach’s time as Capellmeister to the court at Cothen in the early 1720s, they satisfied a need for good, exemplary pieces to stretch his pupils as his reputation as a teacher spread farther into Germany and beyond. The title is misleading: the English Suites are more ‘French’ in character than the French Suites, which are more characteristic of the Italian style. ‘By design the composer is here less learned than in his other suites,’ remarked one early biographer, ‘and has mostly used a pleasing, more predominant melody.’ Just so, and the same is true of the pair of suites BWV 818 and 819 which fall outside the collection but belong with it in terms of style. To all of them Yuan Sheng brings considered tempi and precise articulation in the mould of Tureck. To Bach at his most uncomplicated, Sheng brings the virtues of simplicity and clarity. This is the 4th instalment of Yuan Sheng’s complete Bach cycle played on the piano, previous issues include the Goldberg Variations and the Italian Concerto/French Overture and the 6 Partitas. “China’s premier interpreter of Bach”, is what International Piano Magazine called Yuan Sheng. A pupil of Solomon Mikowsky (Manhattan School of Music) and notably Rosalyn Tureck Yuan Sheng extensively studied the performance practice of Baroque music. Equally at home at the harpsichord he has an instinctive feeling for the possibilities, sonorities and touch of the instrument at hand, so that “the listener might easily have imagined the composer at the keyboard” (Boston Intelligencer). Again Yuan Sheng draws the listener into his highly intelligent musical discourse, vibrant and moving, speaking through the medium of a modern Steinway piano. Besides pursuing an international career Yuan Sheng is Professor of Piano at the Bejing Central Conservatory of Music. The excellent booklet essay (liner notes is too modest a description..) is written by renowned scholar Raymond Erickson.
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Artikelnummer PCL10162
Streckkod 5029365101622
Utgivningsdatum 2019-07-05
Kategori Klassiskt
Skivbolag Piano Classics
Enhet CD
Antal enheter 2
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Artister Sheng, Yuan
Kompositörer Bach, J S
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