“It is with children in mind that I recorded these French Suites, always having heartfelt simplicity and purity in their mind. Children see the world with hope, optimism, and cast in light – much like Miró sees the world. I find a childlike purity in him, similar to what I hear in the French Suites. There is a quote by Miró that touches me enormously and makes me think a lot whenever I play, as it reflects something that may be the most difficult aspect of musical interpretation – and of art in general: “To gain freedom is to gain simplicity.”
— Zhu Xiao-Mei
This new recording of the French Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach is the fourth CD release of Zhu Xiao-Mei on the Accentus Music label and will be available in April/May 2017. It will also be available on most digital platforms.
Zhu Xiao-Mei and Accentus Music plan to continue their collaboration with a recording of Bach’s English Suites by the end of this year.
J. S. Bach
The French Suites, BWV 812-817
Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano
Booklet in Englisch, German, French
|Languages:||German, French, English|
|Number of Discs:||1 (CD)|
|Catalogue Numbers:||ACC30404 (CD)|
|Release Dates:||04/2017 (CD, Worldwide)|
|EAN Code CD:||42 6023483 130 6|