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Idil Biret: Bach & Mozart Edition


Release Date: 01/13/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501206   Spars Code: DDD 
Number of Discs: 13 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"The music critics of the Paris press dedicated glowing articles last week to the 11 years old Turkish pianist Idil Biret. Ms. Idil Biret made a triumphal success in performing with the great master of the piano Wilhelm Kempff, Mozart's Concerto for Two Pianos in E-Flat" - La Republique "Biret's unusual compilation of Wilhelm Kempff's Bach transcriptions is unlikely to be outclassed in the near future." - Gramophone "Idil Biret takes up the works of Bach. As these recordings once more show, Biret counts among the greatest pianists of the 20th century in every respect." - Piano News In 1945 Idil Biret was four years old and living with her parents in Ankara, Turkey. She could not read music yet, but she was Read more playing Mozart or the preludes and fugues from the Well-Tempered Clavier of Bach - music she had heard on the radio." - Dominique Xardel in the foreword of the book "Une Pianist" "The soloist, at the SSO concert in the Sydney Opera House performing Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 was Idil Biret, the Turkish pianist. Her playing was eminently musical, stylishly phrased, totally free of mannerisms or effects imposed from outside, firm yet emotionally attuned to a work with a deep vein of sadness." - Sydney Morning Herald "The Idil Biret 'Concerto Edition' turns to Mozart, showcasing both the composer and the considerable skill that Biret brings to the performance of Mozart's music... She handles the Piano Concertos Nos. 13 and 17 with firm understanding both intellectual and technical, and with a wonderful sense of the music's ebb and flow, it's structure and it's emotional evocations." - Infodad Read less

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