LP – J.S. Bach – Inventions and Sinfonias – Zhu Xiao-Mei

Zhu Xiao-Mei, piano

Johann Sebastian Bach
Inventions and Sinfonias

When Bach composed them, in his last years in Köthen, those pivotal years that were to lead him to Leipzig, he already had an incredible number of masterpieces behind him. He took the trouble to make a beautiful fair copy of this work. It’s a product of his maturity. But since these pieces serve as a basic tool for learning the piano, they’re inevitably overshadowed by the larger cycles, like The Well-Tempered Clavier, the Goldberg Variations, The Art of Fugue and so on. But that’s a mistake, because there’s an extraordinary density of music in the Inventions and Sinfonias. Zhu Xiao-Mei

“Johann Sebastian Bach’s Inventions and Sinfonias become real musical pearls in Zhu Xiao Meis incomparably refined playing, peppered by a totally respectful imagination and creativity. Enchanting!”  Pizzicato

“Zhu Xiao-Mei turns her attention to these smaller-scale pieces, finding the drama in each miniature and rendering the set with myriad nuances.” Arts Beat, The New York Times



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Languages:English, French
Disc Formats:
Number of Discs:2 (LP)
Running time:46 min
Catalogue Numbers:ACC40350 (LP)
Release Dates:01/2016 (LP, Worldwide)
EAN Code LP:4260234830965