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Gemini - Bach: French Suites / Andrei Gavrilov


Release Date: 02/21/2006 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 76933   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei GavrilovStanislav Bunin
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 2 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"After his spectacular Rachmaninov and Scriabin performances, both on LP and in the concert hall, Bach was the last thing that one expected from Andrei Gavrilov. However, the results, given this clear, unfussy recording are usually pleasing. The suites' many dance movements are well and variously characterized— the courantes, for example—and he uses a wide, though unexaggerated, range of dynamics. Naturally the sarabandes take advantage of the piano's singing qualities and Gavrilov's readings of these and other slow movements are notably inward-looking... and Gavrilov has a well-developed sense of line, as is evident in, say, the Sarabande of Suite No. 2 or the Courante of No. 3. He often shifts the relative weights of contrapuntal lines Read more to subtle effect, though such changes as he makes in the repeats (all of which are observed) are discrete... There is constant rhythmic vitality, not only in the exhuberant final gigues." -- Gramophone (June, 1985) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
French Suite no 1 in D minor, BWV 812 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
2.
French Suite no 2 in C minor, BWV 813 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
3.
French Suite no 3 in B minor, BWV 814 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
4.
French Suite no 4 in E flat major, BWV 815 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
5.
French Suite no 5 in G major, BWV 816 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
6.
French Suite no 6 in E major, BWV 817 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Andrei Gavrilov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1724; Leipzig, Germany 
7.
English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
8.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Stanislav Bunin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 

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