A TRIBUTE TO GLENN GOULD: Magdalena Baczewska plays Bach's Goldberg Variations

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January, 2008

This record features J. S. Bach's Goldberg Variations & Richard Strauss' Piano Sonata Op. 5: the first and last piano works recorded by the legendary pianist Glenn Gould.

American Record Guide: "An uncommonly good recording."

The Gramophone:  “Beautiful and intimately scaled."

Adam Rozlach, Polish Radio: "Baczewska is a very sensitive pianist, perfectly comfortable with Bach's difficult musical matter. I am impressed by her imagination with which she communicates the vastness of this music. Her playing is warm, allowing intimacy with the music and its interpretation."

Musikalifeiten: "Baczewska occupies a special place in the large company of interpreters of Bach's Goldberg variations (...) Her playing is sensitive, nuanced and imaginative (...) She plays the theme in all innocence and simplicity, has an excellent technique, shows spiritual depth. The chosen tempi feel right, there is some rhythmic freedom, the ornaments are discreet, and the whole has an element of diversity and contrast."