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Quite Breathtaking

David Korevaar plays Bach's
Well-Tempered Clavier -
admired by
HOWARD SMITH

'... lots to admire ...'

Johann Sebastian Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book I. David Korivaar. © 2007 MSR Classics

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 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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CD INFORMATION: J S BACH: THE WELL-TEMPERED CLAVIER BOOK I

JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH

MSR CLASSICS

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

GERMANY

PIANO

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