LE PARNASSE MUSICAL, Québec, Canada
Bach48: The Complete Well-Tempered Clavier
By the editors – 14 February, 2020
“George Lepauw presents a very different Well-Tempered Clavier from what we hear usually. Between shadow and light, the Franco-American pianist invites us to quite a personal experience in his way of translating this Old Testament of the piano. The freedom of tempi, which one will judge at first glance to be excessively slow, will progressively captivate us. Eventually we settle in, resolving, and abandoning, ourselves to this atemporal universe. The sense of improvisation is omnipresent, in a magnificent recreation of the present moment, constantly moving, unpredictable like flowing water. It takes us along in its continuous current, toward the undefinable, the mysterious. This Well-Tempered Clavier is admirable and essential. The sound capture is irreproachable.” Le Parnasse Musical gives this release its top rating.
Le Parnasse Musical gives this release its top rating of six stars.