Martha Argerich - Bach: Toccata/Partita No. 2/ English Suite

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This 1980 LP marks Argerich's only Bach recording. She played the same Partita at her Carnegie Hall recital in the Spring of 2000, suggesting that she just doesn't play much Bach. These performances have the pianist's typical intensity of approach. Her fingers do the talking, with some dazzling clear articulation reminiscent of Glenn Gould on a good day, and she seldom blurs any of the textures.

She also has a very good feeling for Bach's dance rhythms; the closing Gigue of the Partita makes you want to jump up and put on your dancing shoes. Argerich uses an unusually wide dynamic range for Bach, and some of the dreamy slow movements won't be to the taste of all listeners. Nobody, though, will be able to ignore these performances; while they are playing, they seem like the only way to do it." —

Johann Sebastian Bach
    Toccata In C Minor, BWV 911
    Partita No.2 In C Minor, BWV 826
    English Suite No.2 In A Minor, BWV 807
    Sarabande - 4a. Les agréments de la même Sarabande
    Bourrée I
    Bourée II

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Record Label Deutsche Grammophon
Music Genre Classicals