Those elusive qualities of ‘transcendental beauty paired with an enchanting simplicity’, eloquently glossed by Alban Gerhardt in his booklet note, might also be said to characterize his playing in this outstanding new recording.
CDA68261/2 129 minutes 6 seconds (2 discs)
‘Gerhardt can sound deliciously at ease in this music, whether moving with swift grace through a Sarabande or skipping with jaunty assurance through a Menuet or Gavotte. And his sound is glorious—a si ... ‘The improvisatory quality Gerhardt brings to these oft-recorded works—despite his purposeful avoidance of stylistic embellishments—makes this one of the most spontaneous-sounding sets on disc. His Sa ... Classical Source