Bach – English Suites Nos 1, 3 & 5
Johann Sebastian Bach: English Suites, No. 1 in A, BWV806; English Suites, No. 3 in G minor, BWV808; English Suites, No. 5 in E minor, BWV810
Piotr Anderszewski: piano
Erato / Warner Classics
The new recording byPolish-Hungarian pianist Piotr Anderszewski has been announced as the winner of Gramophone Magazine’s 2015 Classical Music Award in the Instrumental category. The following is an excerpt from Harriet Smith’s glowing Gramophone review from February:
This is a glorious disc. Simply glorious. Anderszewski and Bach have long been congenial bedfellows and the Pole’s playing here is compelling on many different levels… The way he has considered the touch and dynamic of every phrase means that these are readings that constantly impress with fresh details each time you hear them… You can be in no doubt of the thought that has gone into this enterprise… And at every turn, he harnesses the possibilities of the piano in the service of Bach; the result is a clear labour of love, and one in which he shines new light on old music to mesmerising effect, all of which is captured by a warmly sympathetic recording and an engaging booklet-note by Mark Audus. Anderszewski’s CDs are all too infrequent, so let’s cherish this one.
[Sources: press release, gramophone.co.uk]