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Puyana Plays Bach


Release Date: 05/12/1998 
Label:  Mercury Living Presence   Catalog #: 434395   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Johann Sebastian BachJohann Christian BachWilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Rafael PuyanaGenoveva Galvez
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 15 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Puyana, a pupil of Wanda Landowska, continued her pioneering work in searching for both the instrument and the playing style of Baroque keyboard music. His instrument (unspecified) has the stolid weight and brittle tone of Landowska’s own Pleyel, and he makes full use of the kaleidoscopic array of its tonal options, above all in the large-scale Toccata in F sharp minor and the French-derived Partita in B minor. He is joined by his own pupil in two delightful duets by Bach’s oldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, and his youngest, the gallant Johann Christian. Performance: 5 (out of 5)

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine
Puyana, a pupil of Wanda Landowska, continued her pioneering work in searching for both the instrument and the playing style of Baroque keyboard music. His instrument (unspecified) has the stolid weight and brittle tone of Landowska’s own Pleyel, and he makes full use of the kaleidoscopic array of its tonal options, above all in the large-scale Toccata in F sharp minor and the French-derived Partita in B minor. He is joined by his own pupil in two delightful duets by Bach’s oldest son, Wilhelm Friedemann, and his youngest, the gallant Johann Christian. Performance: 5 (out of 5)

-- George Pratt, BBC Music Magazine
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Works on This Recording

1. Overture in the French style in B minor, BWV 831 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; Leipzig, Germany 
2. Fantasie in C minor, BWV 919 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: after 1712; ?Weimar, Germany 
3. Concerto in G major after an unknown composer, BWV 986 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1717; Weimar, Germany 
4. Toccata in F sharp minor, BWV 910 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1710 ; Weimar, Germany 
5. Sonatas (4) and Duetts (2), Op. 18: Duet for Keyboard 4 hands in A major by Johann Christian Bach
Performer:  Genoveva Galvez (Harpsichord), Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1781 
6. Concerto for 2 Harpsichords solo in F major, F 10 by Wilhelm Friedemann Bach
Performer:  Genoveva Galvez (Harpsichord), Rafael Puyana (Harpsichord)
Period: Classical 
Written: circa 1773; Germany 

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