Bach: Piano Works


Bach: Piano Works
Alicia de Larrocha
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807671
Barcode
00028948076710
Format
1-CD
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JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971
French Suite No. 6 in E major, BWV 817
Fantasia in C minor, BWV 906*
English Suite No. 2 in A minor, BWV 807*
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier, BWV 731 (arr. Harriet Cohen)
Ertöt uns durch dein Güte, BWV 22 (arr. Harriet Cohen)
Chaconne from Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 (transc. Busoni)

Alicia de Larrocha, piano

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON CD

Reviews

‘the resilience of Alicia de Larrocha’s playing [in the Italian Concerto] is most attractive, and her instrument’s sustaining capacity is an asset in the vocally inflected melody of the Andante, where she attains considerable intimacy of expression. … The recording quality is up to Decca’s usual high standard.’ Gramophone, October 1972

‘To prove how her tiny hands could make colossal sounds without banging, listen to her pull out the Bach/Busoni Chaconne’s virtuoso stops and still manage to draw attention to the music rather than to the pianist.’ Classics Today

‘Larrocha’s Bach utilises the piano’s full dynamic and expressive gamut. … crisp, infinitely varied articulation and tonal warmth’ Classics Today