Music composed in the 1700’s sounds entirely different when played on a harpsichord, rather than on a modern piano. That is one of the key differentiators of this interesting recording.
Bach, J S: French Suites Nos. 1-6, BWV812-817
Performed by Richard Egarr (harpsichord)
Noted for his probing performances, British keyboard player and conductor Richard Egarr continues his Bach cycle with these captivating readings of the complete French Suites, BWV812-817.
The Classical Reviewer wrote earlier this month:
“These are infectious performances of Bach’s French Suites that one will wish to return to over and over again. Richard Egarr gives such musicianly accounts, characterful and always a subtle spring in his step. There is something about Egarr’s phrasing, textures and ornamentations that just grab the ear. Above all Egarr reminds us again just how wonderful Bach’s invention was.”
Here is Richard Egarr in the French Suite number 5 by Bach: