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A few weeks ago we informed about latest recordings of famous Italian Bösendorfer-artist Gianluca Luisi. Now "Classical Net" recommended Luisi's "Well-Tempered Clavier" to their readers.

Here are a few excerpts of the article of Mark Sealey in "The Internet's Premier Classical Music Source":"... Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier is  one of the cornerstone works for the keyboard; and arguably amongst the greatest "extended" compositions of all time. Central to a good performance, let alone a great one, are the dual challenges of divergence and convergence......

... Gianluca Luisi is well-placed to make something really special of the Well-Tempered Clavier. And in a way he does. His is not a "classic" account, one that is designed or placed to become either a "reference" recording or a definitive one. Luisi's way of approaching the variety within the structure of the 48 starts with considerable freshness. He plays each prelude and fugue with a directness, a sense of the new that is invigorating......Luisi's is a concept that will neither rush nor get excited about the beauty or profundity of the music; but at the same time which avoids the pedestrian or mundane: the G Major pair [CD.2 tr.s 5, 6] are cases in point of this happy balance. Focused, unelaborate, forward-moving, demonstrative without being emphatic or strident. He seems to be taking pride in the near tranquility that he achieves by knowing the music and having such a clear idea of how he wants it to sound. This is comforting because Luisi's is likely to become a recording which one will want to return to. No one account will ever say it all. This one should stand the test of repeated listening well..."Read the whole CD-review of Gianluca Luisis's interpretation of Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier played on Bösendorfer on Classical Net:

The Well-Tempered Clavier (Complete)

Preludes & Fugues, Book 1, BWV 846-869                                                              Preludes & Fugues, Book 2, BWV 870-893                                                       Gianluca Luisi, piano (Bösendorfer)
Centaur CRC3040/3 4CDs

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