Bach - Concertos for Piano - Edwin Fischer - Beautiful, Seamless Piano - EMI LP

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JS Bach - Concertos for Piano (BWVs 1052, 1055 & 1056) /
Edwin Fischer /

198? EMI 2C051-01.421MB, France

Record is VG+++
Laminated cover has slight wear

Trks

Track Listings

Side A ( detail)

Concerto No 1


1. I. Allegro
2. II. Adagio
3. III. Allegro

side B ( detail )

Concerto No 5

7. I. (Allegro moderato)
8. II. Largo
9. III. Presto

Concerto no 4
I. Allegro
. II.Larghetto
III. Allegro

Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Edwin Fischer


Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 4 in A major, BWV 1055
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Edwin Fischer


Concerto for harpsichord, strings & continuo No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performed by Edwin Fischer Chamber Orchestra
Conducted by Edwin Fischer


eloquently interpreted by the great Edwin FISCHER. A special mention to the 2nd movement of the BWV 1056 : a pure moment of grace and emotion ! Definitely unforgettable...


Fischer’s repertoire was dominated by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, and Schubert. He also played Chopin and Schumann, but had a wide knowledge of the piano repertoire. Describing Fischer’s pianistic personality is not easy. He was a genuinely honest and kind person whose humanity shone through his music in performances that contained a beautiful, seamless legato, and a pellucid tone quality that is unique to Fischer. He found all things spiritual extremely important to his life as a musician, always searching for the true inner spirit of the music he was interpreting, and longing for ‘…that grace of the quiet hour when the spirit of the composer speaks to us, that unconscious moment when one is raised out of oneself’. (The spiritual purity Fischer was searching for in music is something that today seems to have been forgotten, or is thought to be unimportant as the pressures of piano competitions and a modern lifestyle detach pianists from nature, great literature and the visual arts.)

Edwin Fischer was the first pianist to make a complete recording of Bach’s Das wohltemperierte Klavier which he commenced in 1933. Previously Harriet Cohen and Evlyn Howard-Jones had begun to record the series, but it was eventually abandoned and left incomplete. Fischer’s is still one of the greatest of the complete recordings of Das wohltemperierte Klavier on the piano, even though by today’s standards it may not be ‘historically accurate’ in ornamentation and style. Fischer surrounds the slow preludes with his luminous haze, yet clarity and articulation are always foremost, even if the overall tempo may waver; he makes them sound beautiful yet never romanticised or cloying. Perhaps the best adumbration of Fischer’s musical outlook is his recording of Bach’s Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue recorded in 1931. The Fantasy sounds more like an improvisation with Fischer not fearing to double notes and use extremes of dynamic, his pianissimo being almost hypnotic as it draws the listener in. He makes this Fantasy into an improvisational poem, at times creating moments of aching beauty. He brings the same qualities to Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s Chorale Ich ruf’zu dir.
Here is a 78rpm of it..

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Label EMI