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What a revelation

If you are familiar with both Baroque and Classical keyboard music, the astonishing liberty that these compositions exhibit will put an immediate smile upon your face. Is it Baroque, it it Classical ? It was called 'Empfindsamkeit' (Sentimentalism) in the late 18th Century, and it is a great reshuffling of the rules of musical composition that transcends both the Father (Johann Sebastian), and the Son (Wolfgang Amadeus). The incredible ease with which the elements of musical style are played with in these Sonatas, will only occur again a century later.

Mikhail Pletnev's incarnation of the score is accomplished to such perfection that the two become one jubilant whole. Never has a pianist entered my personal pantheon with such immediacy.

Bravo, and Thank You, Mr Pletnev.


Genre: Classical

Mikhail Pletnev was born in Archangelsk, which is located in the north of Russia on the coast of the White Sea. By the time Pletnev began piano studies at age seven, with pianist Julia Shaskina, his family had moved to the central Russian City of Kazan in Tatarstan. Pletnev demonstrated promise and was enrolled at age 13 in Evgeny Timakin's piano preparatory class at the Moscow Central Music School. At 14, Pletnev earned the Grand Prix awarded by the International Jeunesses Musicales in Paris, and...
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Bach, C.P.E.: Sonatas & Rondos, Mikhail Pletnev
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  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Nov 01, 2001

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