|Eric van Reede said:|
A young performer with a good feeling of tradition and a beautiful instrument. The strong feeling keeps you listening.
Review by Jan Hanford:
A terrible performance. His use of rubato in the most inappropriate places disrupts the intrinsic mathematical feel and rhythm of some of the works (i.e. Book 1, Prelude No. 6 in D minor). Also, he often plays with too much energy, creating a noisy, crashing sound, rather than beautiful and lively. There are also plodding moments that are really boring. I do not recommend this recording; there are too many other good performances around to even bother with this one.
Jim Chapman said:
In a romantic, expressive tradition of Bach playing--which really is still alive here and there--this is an alert and well-felt performance. If you're absolutely allergic to rubato in Bach, you should pass on this. But if you're sometimes receptive to a non-mathematical approach, this is one of the most successful "old school" performances on harpsichord I've ever heard. The tempo modifications always serve a genuine expressivity; there's none of the maddening quality when a performer tries to insert little "touches" in a way that feels externally applied. This is very organic playing, and a different way to hear these great works. (The sub-budget price doesn't hurt either.)