I warmed up this morning my tubes and dived into my shelf with solo piano music fishing for some Bach, to celebrate. I wanted it to be long and beautiful and what might be longer and more beautiful then Well-Tempered Clavier?
I deseed to go for a piano version. I passed the anal retentive and machine-like Sviatoslav Richter, atypically-unsuccessful on Bach Glen Gould, somewhat alien Tatiana Nikolayeva, overly none-idiosyncratic Carlos Martins, full of none-Bach anxiety Landowska, dry and analytical Koroliov, almost beautiful Edwin Fischer and the restrained and none-inspiring Edward Aldwell… and in the end of the ends there was the magnificent, Odessa-born Samuel Feinberg.
The Feinberg’s WTC is something else. It something else not only among all WTCs but it is something else from a prospective of the total humane accomplishments…. If you do not have this performance then you never heard how Wisdom could read Bach. “Russian Piano School RCD-16231”
I’m listening now the end of the first book and am thinking how might it be if Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli or Josef Hofmann would even play this work…Rgs,
Romy the Cat
"I wish I could score everything for horns." - Richard Wagner. "Our writing equipment takes part in the forming of our thoughts." - Friedrich Nietzsche