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Edition Bachakademie Vol 108 - Italian Concerto, Etc


Release Date: 06/27/2000 
Label:  Hänssler Classic   Catalog #: 92108   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 7 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


The present release attests to Evgeny Koroliov's standing among the most stylish, thought-provoking, technically accomplished, and emotionally fulfilling Bach pianists who ever lived. He probes the Chromatic Fantasy's daring modulations with exuberant respect in the central improvisatory sequences and keeps the rhythmic momentum alive and unsagging in the companion fugue; he brings a stunning variety of voicings and articulations to the French Overture in B minor, all of which draw attention to the music rather than the pianist; and he takes portions of the second Bourée's "A" section up an octave and brilliantly clarifies Bach's ricocheting dynamic changes in the concluding Echo. The Italian Concerto's
Read more myriad solo/orchestral contrasts are impeccably realized, although Koroliov's bass notes in the slow movement are too clipped and static to support the right hand melodic material. I like Koroliov's free-flowing way with the Four Duets, as well as his unusual yet effective slow tempo for the last A minor selection. The pianist stops the fragmentary, intensely chromatic C minor Fantasy and Fugue in mid-stream, right at the point where Bach's manuscript breaks off. What a spooky way to end an extraordinary recital!

--Jed Distler, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; Cöthen, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 13 Minutes 1 Secs. 
2.
Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 29 Minutes 49 Secs. 
3.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 13 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Duet for Organ in E minor, BWV 802 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
5.
Duet for Organ in F major, BWV 803 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 2 Minutes 48 Secs. 
6.
Duet for Organ in G major, BWV 804 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
7.
Duet for Organ in A minor, BWV 805 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1739 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 6 Minutes 8 Secs. 
8.
Fantasia and Fugue in C minor, BWV 906 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Yevgeny Koroliov (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1738; Leipzig, Germany 
Date of Recording: 1999 
Venue:  HR Broadcast Hall, Frankfurt am Main 
Length: 7 Minutes 11 Secs. 

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