Rudolf Buchbinder is firmly established as one of the world's foremost pianists and is frequently invited by major orchestras and festivals around the world. His comprehensive repertoire encompasses numerous 20th century compositions and has been a recording artist for over four decades now resulting in a vast catalogue of more than 200 releases. Amongst them, Sony’s release of the entire 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven which was awarded the prestigious ECHO Klassik prize. Lauded again and again for his state of the art interpretations of the piano milestones by Beethoven and Brahms. And now, for the first time in his recording career, Rudolf Buchbinder tackles the third of classical music’s “Three Bs” – Johann Sebastian Bach. Recorded over two days in September 2014 in Dresden’s historic Lukaskirche (once a regular recording venue for the former East Germany’s state record company), Buchbinder: Bach comprises Bach’s English Suite No. 3 (BWV 808) and his Partitas Nos. 1 & 2 (BWV 825 & 826).
“the delight of this recording lies in the detail. When full-dress grandeur is called for, as in the Sinfonia to the Second Partita, Buchbinder provides it in spades, and when athleticism is required - as in the final two movements of that work - he's ready with that too…his next Bach recording can't come too soon.”
“Buchbinder offers Bach-playing of confidence and intelligence, unafraid to ornament and keen to point up the drama of the music.”
5th July 2015
“Buchbinder emphasises bass figuration and an excess of baroque ornament takes a while to get used to on a modern Steinway. When you do, this is a rewarding and highly personal disc and the music dances.”
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