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The Brandenburg Duets / Bindman, Lin


Release Date: 03/09/2018 
Label:  Grand Piano   Catalog #: 777  
Composer:  Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor BindmanJenny Lin
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Unlike the only published piano duet arrangement by Max Reger, which has serious performance limitations, Eleonor Bindman’s new transcription of the Brandenburg Concertos highlights their polyphony, imagining how Bach might have distributed the score if he had created four-part inventions for piano duet. With an equal partnership between the two instrumentalists, using the modern piano’s full potential to convey the unique scoring and character of each work, the concertos are ordered to create an engaging listening sequence. Both Eleonor Bindman and Jenny Lin receive critical accolades wherever they perform. The Poughkeepsie Journal write of Bindman: “…a strong pianist who attacks her work with great vitality and emotion. She is extremely Read more expressive and mesmerizes her audience with her flair and technique.” Gramophone magazine hailed Lin as “an exceptionally sensitive pianist,” while The Washington Post labeled her as “…surely one of the most interesting pianists in America right now…”

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REVIEW:

Beyond mere curiosities, these transcriptions allow for familiar works to be experienced in new and valid ways. Pianists Bindman and Lin make a great case for them.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Brandenburg Concerto no 1 in F major, BWV 1046 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717; ?Cöthen, Germany 
2.
Brandenburg Concerto no 3 in G major, BWV 1048 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1711-1713; ?Weimar, Germany 
3.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 5 in D major, BWV 1050 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1720-1721; ?Cöthen, Germany 
5.
Brandenburg Concerto no 4 in G major, BWV 1049 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1720; ?Cöthen, Germany 
6.
Brandenburg Concerto no 2 in F major, BWV 1047 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  Eleonor Bindman (Piano), Jenny Lin (Piano)
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1717-1718; ?Cöthen, Germany 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  7 Customer Reviews )
 Amazing version ! August 24, 2018 By Henri Peretz (PARIS, France) See All My Reviews "I have been listenning the Brandeburg Concerti for 50 years especially n°2 , I have all kind of versions , Karl Munchiger was a pionneer in the 50's but it is so mecannic for our ears now..Jasha Horenstein gave a marvelloius (Young Harnancourt had the cello) one but all those were by a Chamber orchestra offering a diversity of dialogue between instruments ( flute, horn, fagott and trumpet ) This piano duet version is amazing , suddenly the melody is more present , the fuga is more visible They made a great job to be comparared with Rerger . So I recommend this great version much more interesring than the electonic or jazzy one . Great work of invention indeed for this genius score ?Next the Art of the Fugue ? From Europe Henri" Report Abuse
 Flawless Transcription + Beautiful Performance July 25, 2018 By Karen W. See All My Reviews "Not only do Bindman and Lin play impeccably well, Bindman’s transcription is flawless! There are only two pianos, yet I feel as though I’m listening to a room full of instruments – the multi noted sounds are so full and rich – very orchestral! Bindman and Lin’s notes flow in and out, like ocean waves, methodically, and blending so well making it impossible to tell the four hands apart. I feel calm and transposed to a meditative place when I listen to these pieces. I put on the duets when I’m driving in the car with my toddler. Suddenly, he gets quiet and I can tell he is listening and enjoying, soon after he will fall asleep… :)" Report Abuse
 Master piece in transcription and a master class  July 17, 2018 By Stuart A. See All My Reviews "Both Bindman and Lin captured the music’s elements in this fantastically vibrant yet lucidly structured, well balanced performance. Contrapuntally sublime! A real master piece in transcription and a master class in execution." Report Abuse
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