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Vladimir Ashkenazy - Bach: French Suites is WCRB: CD Of the Week

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Many pianists' education begins with the keyboard works of Bach. But in the case of pianist Vladimir Ashkenazy, the composer's repertoire has not only served as a beginning, but also as a reflection: having been a recording artist for over 50 years, only in the past dozen has Ashkenazy focused on imparting his uniquely intimate pianism into works by Bach. This attention to Bach has culminated in his newest release, the complete set of Bach's six French Suites. Each of the suites winds through a number of dance styles, and thus poses an interesting challenge for any musician: they must continuously shift playing styles every few minutes.

Vladimir Ashkenazy - Bach: French Suites is WCRB: Boston - CD Of the Week. SEE THE WCRB PAGE