2020-06-15 17:40:06 UTC
Has anyone heard Trevor Pinnock's new recording of Bach's Well-Tempered
Clavier, Book I, and if so, any thoughts?
While we're at it, what other harpsichord recordings of these works are
notable? Book II as well.
Piano, too, if you're in the mood. I'd like to get an album on each
instrument. At the moment I have only one recording of WTC Book I, and
it disappoints me: Keith Jarrett on ECM. Sometimes I return to it,
thinking I should reassess with fresh ears, but I always come to the
same conclusion. It may be the drabbest, most careful playing I've ever
heard. It seems odd to say this of a jazz musician.
For Book II, I only have András Schiff's Decca album, which I like,
though occasionally I wonder if the playing is too pretty, too
italicized. How does it compare to his later recording?