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Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 8 June 2015
One of the world's most in-demand pianists - though not quite so well-known in the UK - Rudolf Buchbinder has been recording for some four decades and has released more than 200 albums, notably his award-winning performance of the entire 32 piano sonatas by Beethoven.
Here he tackles the music of J.S. Bach for the first time in his recording career, offering the English Suite No. 3 and the Partitas Nos. 1 and 2.
Recorded over two days in September 2014 in Dresden’s historic Lukaskirche, Buchbinder gives us what his fans have come to know: accurate performances, played with spirit and insight, eschewing too much showmanship, and giving us Bach with a clarity that lets the music speak for itself.