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Bach: English Suites No 2 & 3; Scarlatti / Ivo Pogorelich


Release Date: 07/26/2007 
Label:  Dg Masters Catalog #: 445573   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachDomenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

While Ivo Pogorelich established his reputation performing mainly Romantic repertoire, his few forays into the Baroque reveal him to be an equally engaging- if not eccentric musician here as well. In quicker movements, such as the opening Preludes of the English Suites for instance Pogorelich's rhythmic control and contrapuntal clarity are simply amazing. Slower movements likewise are handled with remarkable intensity and delicacy. Pogorelich's performances of four Scarlatti sonatas concluding the program as well are wonderfully animated and knowing. While Ivo Pogorelich established his reputation performing mainly Romantic repertoire, his few forays into the Baroque reveal him to be an equally engaging- if not eccentric musician here as well. In quicker movements, such as the opening Preludes of the English Suites for instance Pogorelich's rhythmic control and contrapuntal clarity are simply amazing. Slower movements likewise are handled with remarkable intensity and delicacy. Pogorelich's performances of four Scarlatti sonatas concluding the program as well are wonderfully animated and knowing. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. English Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 807 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
2. English Suite no 3 in G minor, BWV 808 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1715; Weimar, Germany 
3. Sonata for Harpsichord in G minor, K 450/L 338 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
4. Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 380/L 23 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
5. Sonata for Harpsichord in E major, K 135/L 224 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 
6. Sonata for Harpsichord in B minor, K 87/L 33 by Domenico Scarlatti
Performer:  Ivo Pogorelich (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 18th Century 

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