|Comments by Jan Hanford:|
A truly remarkable performance. I had no idea the piano could be played so fast (Fantasie in A Minor, BWV 922) and yet with such perfect clarity. Andrea Padova's performance of these lesser known works of Bach is very impressive. His flawless technique and outstanding interpretive skills made these works come to life for me in a way they never have before. Exciting, joyful, dramatic, tender... I was captivated by this cd.
As with his recording of the Suites, the decision to perform Bach on the piano but with historic tuning is controversial. But in this case the tuning, "Werkmeister III", is not at all uncomfortable and the sound is beautiful.
Among so many recordings on harpsichord, a recording on piano is a welcome addition. And this outstanding performance is more than I could have wished for. Andrea Padova is a real find and deserves a great deal of attention. Highly recommended!