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Reviews: Bach: Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, Italian Concerto, Partita No. 6

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Review by val242 January 30, 2010 (1 of 5 found this review helpful)
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Good performance, excellent recording, superb sound

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Review by Fugue February 8, 2010 (4 of 4 found this review helpful)
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To elaborate a bit, this is easily one of the finest piano recordings I have heard. It has tremendous presence and clarity without thrusting the listener under the lid. There is a nice amount of air around the instrument, too.

The performances are excellent, as well. Edelmann does not pound the piano into submission like some Russian pianists do; his playing is a model of elegance and clarity. Indeed, I've heard several inner voices that have escaped detection until now. Truth be told, I wouldn't mind a bit more virtuoso flair, especially in the opening Fantasy, but that is a minor niggle in the face of such otherwise beautiful playing.

The main down side is the relatively short (60 min) playing time--surely he could have added another piece or two to fill up the remaining 20 minutes--that and the hefty price for US customers (nearly $40). Still, I highly recommend it.

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