David Korevaar plays Bach's
Well-Tempered Clavier -
'... lots to admire ...'
David Korevaar's forthright, if somewhat businesslike account of the Well-Tempered Clavier has much to recommend it. However, to make Korevaar one's choice, the listener must accept from the outset that this MSR recording is periodically awash in a sea of resonance.
In some preludes and fugues the opulence is less apparent and not overly distracting. In others I found myself drowning in the aural surf.
Korevaar's performance is shaped with scrupulous discipline and in recurring instances he displays a beauty of line which is quite breathtaking...
Copyright © 26 January 2011
Masterton, New Zealand