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W.f. Bach: 3 Fantasias, 3 Fugues, 3 Sonatas / Anthony Spiri


Release Date: 11/25/2008 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 569   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

It can be said, without hesitation, that this two-disc reissue of Walter Gieseking's historic performances of Claude Debussy's piano music should be required listening for all music lovers. Recorded between 1927 and 1939, these recordings capture one of the greatest pianists in the history of piano playing at the peak of his interpretative and technical powers and playing the music that he somehow seemed to define. (As is well known, Gieseking's performances following World War II, perhaps due to the war, don't reach the rarefied heights of his pre-war performances.) No other pianist prior to him or since has realized Debussy's music in such mesmerizing, jaw-dropping ways. This compilation is pretty much exhaustive, including most of Read more Debussy's major contributions to the piano repertoire. Throughout, Gieseking brings to this music both a touch and use of the pedals so refined and varied that each performance is shot through with remarkably subtle insights, insights unavailable to the pianist with a lesser finger technique and a less sophisticated musical intelligence. Always the unsentimentalizing colorist, Gieseking's marvelously flexible and discreet sense of phrasing and rhythm plumbs the expressive depths of this sumptuous music in unmatched ways. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Fantasia for Keyboard in C minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: 18th Century; Germany 
2.
Fugues (8) for Harpsichord, F 31: no 2 in C minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1774-1778; Germany 
3.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, F 3 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1745; Germany 
4.
Fugues (8), Fk 31: no 4 in D minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1774-1778; Berlin, Germany 
5.
Fantasia for Harpsichord in E minor, F 20 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
6.
Fugues (8), Fk 31: no 6 in E minor by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1774-1778; Berlin, Germany 
7.
Sonata for Harpsichord in D major, F 4 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1778; Germany 
8.
Fantasia for Harpsichord in A minor, F 23 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: Germany 
9.
Sonata for Harpsichord in G major, F 7 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Anthony Spiri (Piano)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1775-1780; Berlin, Germany 

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