|Comments:||Todd M. Billeci said:|
A challenging and intriguing performance, but not for everyone. Feltsman explores the full range of timbres the piano has to offer, and turns out dry, pointillistic effects as frequently as he plays delicately, even in the same movement. This approach makes a few movements (esp. contrapunctus 15) sound more like Schoenberg or Webern than Bach. Although initially shocked, I found that if I entered this sound world, becoming fully cognizant of the intended effect, it is actually very interesting. Many entries are quite straightforward, though, too. For Feltsman fans, there are two bonus tracks: Bach arranged contrapunctus 13 inversus + rectus for two keyboards, and Feltsman plays both parts by overdubbing in the studio. That way you get to hear *two* Feltsmans.
So, here's the Warning Label: AUTHENTICISTS: THIS DISC MAY BE HAZARDOUS TO YOUR HEALTH
Jan Hanford said:
I did not enjoy this recording. His performance is arrogant, awkward and unpleasant.