Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Bach JS - Inventions & Sinfonias - Peter Serkin






Bach JS - Inventions & Sinfonias - Peter Serkin
Piano | Eac, flac, cue | log, cover | 1 CD, 207 MB
February 11, 1997 | RCA | RapidShare



If Peter Serkin's four Goldberg Variations recordings reveal a lifelong affinity for Bach on the concert grand, one suspects his approach to the Inventions has similarly been well-tempered and seasoned over the years. Compared to Glenn Gould's rhythmic vigor and Andras Schiff's fleeter, more spontaneously conceived readings, Serkin's eloquent understatement may appear impersonal and even bland. Repeated hearings, however, uncover felicities of voice leading and dynamic terracing, as well pianist's warm, singing legato achieved purely by hand balance and fingering, with no aid from the pedal. While the virtues of Gould and Schiff should not be discounted, Serkin sweetens the ante, adding on the four Duets from the Clavierubung. Sonics are first class. --Jed Distler


CD Content


Two-Part Inventions (15), for keyboard, BWV 772-786 (BC L42-56)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) (15), for keyboard BWV 787-801 (BC L42-56)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

Duetto, for keyboard No. 1 in E minor (Clavier-Übung III No. 23), BWV 802 (BC J74)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

Duetto, for keyboard No. 2 in F major (Clavier-Übung III No. 24), BWV 803 (BC J75)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

Duetto, for keyboard No. 3 in G major (Clavier-Übung III No. 25), BWV 804 (BC J76)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

Duetto, for keyboard No. 4 in A minor (Clavier-Übung III No. 26), BWV 805 (BC J77)
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
with Peter Serkin

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