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Piotr Anderszewski - Bach. English Suites Nos. 1,3,5 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

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Piotr Anderszewski - Bach. English Suites Nos. 1,3,5 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Piotr Anderszewski - Bach. English Suites Nos.1,3,5 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 66:46 minutes | 1,17 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

With this recording, Piotr Anderszewski returns to Bach’s English Suites after more than 10 years. In 2002, when Virgin Classics (now Warner Classics/Erato) released his interpretations of Suites 1, 3 and 6, The Sunday Times spoke of “Bach playing of the highest order,” enthusing that: “His playing throughout is wonderful, laying out Bach’s contrapuntal writing with a clarity and subtlety of touch that removes these works far from the realms of technical exercises. His fingers dance in the Courantes and Allemandes, and positively sing the melodies of the sublime Sarabandes”.

Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski has attracted a strong following for his Bach performances, which are now appearing on recordings and are well worth listeners' time. Anderszewski falls well over on the subjective side of the Bach interpretation spectrum, and for those who dislike the kind of recording in which the player is leading listeners through a work rather than letting them examine it, this might not be a good choice. Still less is this for those inclined toward historical performance; Anderszewski's playing is intensely pianistic. This said, he doesn't stomp on the pedals; he uses articulation and dynamic contrasts, often between the hands, more than the pedal as a means of expression. Anderszewski is after the intricacies of Bach's music: he shapes the melodies in great detail, and he is keen to clarify the contrapuntal structure of these suites, often in startling detail. The beauty of his readings resides in hearing a tiny ornament in a left-hand line and realizing that it has great structural significance. For those who don't buy his conception of the piece, his playing could seem mannered, but it would be tough to argue that it is not worked out in truly impressive detail, and in the finales he has moments of Gouldian inspiration. The so-called English Suites, in fact, are ideally suited to Anderszewski's style: he explicates the deep contrapuntal thinking embedded at a profound level in these ostensible pieces of dance music. Strongly recommended for those in the pianistic Bach camp.

Tracklist:

01 - Prélude
02 - Allemande
03 - Courante
04 - Sarabande
05 - Les agrements de la même Sarabande
06 - Gavotte alternativement
07 - Gavotte II ou la Musette
08 - Gigue
09 - Prélude
10 - Allemande
11 - Courante I
12 - Courante II
13 - Courante precedent avec basse simple
14 - Sarabande
15 - Bourrée I
16 - Bourrée II
17 - Gigue
18 - Prélude
19 - Allemande
20 - Courante
21 - Sarabande
22 - Passepied I en Rondeau
23 - Passepied II
24 - Gigue

Analyzed: Piotr Anderszewski / Bach, JS: English Suites Nos 1, 3 & 5
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DR Peak RMS Duration Track
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DR12 -0.99 dB -18.36 dB 3:14 01-Prélude
DR11 -8.01 dB -23.41 dB 3:13 02-Allemande
DR11 -4.33 dB -19.35 dB 2:02 03-Courante
DR15 -0.50 dB -23.25 dB 3:46 04-Sarabande
DR14 -8.27 dB -29.29 dB 4:44 05-Les agrements de la même Sarabande
DR12 -6.87 dB -22.36 dB 1:41 06-Gavotte alternativement
DR12 -5.04 dB -22.02 dB 1:45 07-Gavotte II ou la Musette
DR11 -0.83 dB -15.54 dB 2:42 08-Gigue
DR12 -4.84 dB -21.87 dB 2:27 09-Prélude
DR12 -6.79 dB -23.04 dB 3:58 10-Allemande
DR11 -3.48 dB -17.49 dB 1:28 11-Courante I
DR13 -2.25 dB -21.56 dB 1:35 12-Courante II
DR12 -2.54 dB -18.67 dB 2:13 13-Courante precedent avec basse simple
DR16 -4.66 dB -27.62 dB 4:41 14-Sarabande
DR11 -4.67 dB -20.07 dB 1:55 15-Bourrée I
DR12 -2.47 dB -22.15 dB 2:25 16-Bourrée II
DR11 -1.62 dB -16.84 dB 2:30 17-Gigue
DR12 -2.10 dB -16.98 dB 4:53 18-Prélude
DR12 -6.76 dB -24.02 dB 3:31 19-Allemande
DR12 -4.02 dB -19.40 dB 2:12 20-Courante
DR12 -11.22 dB -29.13 dB 3:57 21-Sarabande
DR11 -3.33 dB -19.11 dB 1:06 22-Passepied I en Rondeau
DR12 -2.66 dB -19.88 dB 2:02 23-Passepied II
DR12 -1.99 dB -17.22 dB 2:47 24-Gigue
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Number of tracks: 24
Official DR value: DR12

Samplerate: 96000 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 2517 kbps
Codec: FLAC
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