39 Songs, 1 Hour, 31 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bach’s stylish suites, played by the incomparable Perahia.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Bach’s stylish suites, played by the incomparable Perahia.

Mastered for iTunes
TITLE TIME
3:30
1:54
2:54
3:02
2:58
2:50
1:43
3:07
1:21
3:07
2:03
3:10
2:00
2:50
1:19
3:07
2:16
2:50
1:49
2:39
3:47
0:57
1:38
2:24
3:08
1:43
4:09
1:14
1:19
1:55
3:27
2:43
1:40
3:17
1:05
1:28
0:59
1:23
2:31

Customer Reviews

A Great New Beginning

ELO10538

Sony/Columbia lets Perahia, one of the most consistent and beloved pianists of generations, go. DG gets him - it's like a great free agent signing. Perahia hits it out of the ballpark here. Not only is the performance beautiful, exquisite, and moving, but the sound! - Perahia never sounded this great in the studio. Just a beautiful record here.

Poor Bach performance

marchetype

This is overall a very poor performance of Bach. It is poorly informed, from a historical perspective, and sounds much more like some 19th century, Romantic, adaptation. A much better interpretation of these suites is that of Gould (there are others).

About Murray Perahia

One of the piano's most lyrical contemporary proponents, Murray Perahia was born in New York City. After first sitting down at the piano at the age of four, he entered Mannes College at 17, later graduating with degrees in conducting and composition. At the same time, Perahia spent his summers in Marlboro, Vermont, collaborating with musicians including Rudolf Serkin, Pablo Casals and the members of the Budapest Quartet; he also studied with Mieczyslaw Horszowski. Upon winning the Leeds International Piano Competition in 1972, Perahia gave his first concert at the Aldeburgh Festival a year later, where he met and worked with Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears, subsequently accompanying the latter in many lieder recitals. Perahia became co-artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival in 1981, a position he held for eight years; his recordings include the complete concertos of Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • ORIGIN
    New York, NY
  • GENRE
    Classical
  • BORN
    April 19, 1947

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