Russian pianist Alexei Lubimov is the rare artist who has been a trailblazer in two directions, both a champion of new music and a dedicated interpreter of Baroque music with a passion for period instruments. In this remarkable reading of music by CPE Bach, Lubimov responds to the inventiveness of the composer’s fantasies, sonatas and rondos by making full creative use of the sonorities of the tangent piano with great expression and intensity.
I can think of no other pianist capable of breathing such light and life, such shape and substance into this bold, wildly imaginative music then the septuagenarian Alexei Lubimov. HeRead more gives us C.P.E. Bach in the white heat of inspiration, forging a new expressive language that will become the musical lingua franca of future generations.