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Bach / Batagov

Release Date: 09/01/2017 
Label:  Melodiya   Catalog #: 1002500  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anton Batagov
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Melodiya presents a recording of J.S. Bach’s partitas performed by Anton Batagov, a promising pianist, prize-winner and Tatiana Nikolayeva’s alumni, the first performer of minimalist music in Russia and a composer with a distinctive style. As a principled antagonist of “authentism,” Batagov plays any music in a poignantly contemporary fashion, sensing the breath of today in it. Batagov hears Bach in drastically changing tempos, articulation and strokes as he repeats. His religious rendition of Bach’s partitas (he perceives No. 4 as a Christmas mystery, and No. 6 as a reflection of the Holy Passion) only naturally includes an arrangement of the chorale Jesus bleibet meine Freude played by the pianist between two cycles as a connecting link Read more and dramatic core of the recording. Read less

Works on This Recording

Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anton Batagov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Germany 
Partita for Keyboard no 6 in E minor, BWV 830 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Anton Batagov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726-1731; Leipzig, Germany 

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