Bach: Italian Concerto, 2 Partitas & Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor

 
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Bach: Italian Concerto, 2 Partitas & Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor
Konstanze Eickhorst (piano)

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Release Date: Friday 20 March 2020

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It is a universal music that is entirely at the service of a higher power: Bach's music is worship. With this basic attitude, Konstanze Eickhorst dedicates her new GENUIN recording to a hand-picked selection of Bach's piano works. It shows a broad spectrum of Bach's music, from the positive, forceful F major of the Italian Concerto to the two partitas - the delicate one in B-flat major and the playful one in G major - to the D minor of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. Konstanze Eickhorst's career also began with Bach: she won a prize at the Toronto Bach Competition. Today, as a professor at the University of Music in Lübeck and as a juror at international competitions, she comes into contact with Bach's music again and again, which is full of joie de vivre, but also full of sorrow and sadness, though always paired with comfort and hope.

"Konstanze Eickhorst's new recording therefore ranks highly among Bach performances. Her programme is imaginatively conceived, and while all the performances are distinguished, that of the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue is worth the price of the disc on its own." MusicWeb Recommended July 2020

Tracks:

Italian Concerto, BWV971
Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV825
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV829
Chromatic Fantasia & Fugue in D minor, BWV903