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The Six Partitas BWV 825-30 of Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) have long been regarded as one of the most important milestones of the Baroque keyboard repertoire, and exist in many editions.
The latest, edited by Ullrich Scheideler, with fingering added by concert pianist William Youn, and published by Henle (HN 518), replaces the same publisher’s 1979 Rudolf Steglich/Hans-Martin Theopold edition (HN 28), and aims to deliver the latest scholarship in a practical performing edition…
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Artist photography: Irène Zandel
RECORDING OF THE MONTH • Review by ANDREW EALES
Showcasing an inspirational recent piano recording.
William Youn has been establishing a growing international reputation as a “genuine poet” of the piano (as one critic eloquently put it).
His recording of Mozart’s complete piano sonatas for Oehms Classics has received particular and extensive critical acclaim, and now he brings us his debut recital disc for major label Sony Classical.
Continue reading William Youn: Laughter and Tears…