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GEN 20682 6.3.2020
18.90 €

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)  
Italian Concerto in F major, BWV 971 (from Clavierübung II, 1735)
I [no movement title]
II Andante
III Presto
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Partita No. 1 in B-flat major, BWV 825 (from Clavierübung I, 1726)
I Præludium
II Allemande
III Corrente
IV Sarabande
V Menuet I–Menuet II
VI Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829 (from Clavierübung I, 1730)
I Præambulum
II Allemande
III Corrente
IV Sarabande
V Tempo di Minuetta
VI Passepied
VII Gigue
Johann Sebastian Bach  
Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903 (c. 1717–1723)
I Fantasia
II Fuga

Johann Sebastian Bach

Italian Concerto in F major · Partita No. 1 in B-flat major · Partita No. 5 in G major · Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue in D minor

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It is a universal music that is entirely at the service of a higher power: Bach's music is worship. With this basic attitude, Konstanze Eickhorst dedicates her new GENUIN recording to a hand-picked selection of Bach's piano works. It shows a broad spectrum of Bach's music, from the positive, forceful F major of the Italian Concerto to the two partitas – the delicate one in B-flat major and the playful one in G major – to the D minor of the Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue. Konstanze Eickhorst's career also began with Bach: she won a prize at the Toronto Bach Competition. Today, as a professor at the University of Music in Lübeck and as a juror at international competitions, she comes into contact with Bach's music again and again, which is full of joie de vivre, but also full of sorrow and sadness, though always paired with comfort and hope.

Svens Opernparadies
"Stimmungsvoll und mit einer perlenden, fesselnden Intensität..." Read the full review from June 3rd here on svensopernparadies.wordpress.com.

Music Web International
"Konstanze Eickhorst’s new recording therefore ranks highly among Bach performances. Her programme is imaginatively conceived, and while all the performances are distinguished, that of the Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue is worth the price of the disc on its own." Read the full review here on musicweb-international.com.

Classical Music Sentinel
"Everything is marked by highly clear and yet pliable articulation which breathes life into the music. A rejuvenating outlook on Bach's music and a pleasure to hear."
Review on the Classical Music Sentinel by Jean-Yves Duperron, March 2020

Fono Forum
"... in meisterhafter Manier ... Pianistisch perfekt ist sie außerdem."
Rezension im Magazin Fono Forum von Ingo Harden, Juli 2020

Klassik Heute
"Dass Bach ihr „täglich Brot“ sei, wie sie im Booklet schreibt, ist zu hören: Konstanze Eickhorst spielt Bach, als sei es ihre eine Selbstverständlichkeit, schnörkellos, ohne Manierismen, aber mit liebevoller Hingabe, großer Ernsthaftigkeit und bewusster Klarheit. In den besten Momenten wirkt ihr Bach-Spiel wie gültig, ja end-gültig."
Besprechung auf Klassik-heute.de von Rainer W. Janka, 01.04.2020

"Her feeling for timbres and poetry, as well as her art of revealing contrapuntal developments, are impressive."
Rezension im Magazin Pizzicato von Norbert Tischer, 20.4.2020

„Al met al fraai gerealiseerd en bovendien uitstekend opgenomen!“
Review on opusklassiek by Aart van der Wal, April 2020

Radio Bremen
Die neue CD von Konstanze Eickhorst wurde am 4. März 2020 auf Radio Bremen vorgestellt.