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This selection of some of Bach’s most perennially popular keyboard music admirably demonstrates the many varied facets of the composer’s fertile imagination. Deep pathos is contrasted with witty humour, serenity is paired with fleetness of foot, and all these emotions prove that this brilliantly expressive musician is as ‘unique and unequalled’ today as he was when his first biographer, J.N. Forkel, wrote so eloquently about him more than two centuries ago. These performances exemplify perfectly the thoughtful and persuasive approach that András Schiff adopts when playing Bach. Recorded in 1989, directed by Bruno Monsaingeon.
Italian Concerto, BWV 971; Capriccio, BWV 992; French Suite No. 5 in G major, BWV 816; Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue, BWV 903