J.S. BACH: 6 Partitas, BWV 825–830 (2CD)

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“Bach Partitas with refined control” (**** The Independent)
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Released on CD and all digital platforms: 11 December 2020

Asako Ogawa harpsichord

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750)
6 Partitas, BWV 825–830 (Clavierübung, Part I)

1–6. Partita No. 1 in B flat major, BWV 825
7–12. Partita No. 2 in C minor, BWV 826
13–19. Partita No. 4 in D major, BWV 828

1–7. Partita No. 3 in A minor, BWV 827
8–14. Partita No. 5 in G major, BWV 829
15–21. Partita No. 6 in E minor, BWV 830

Recording venue: Church of the Ascension, Plumstead, London, UK, 6–7 August and 2–3 September 2020
Produced by Nicholas Parle
Engineered, edited and mastered by John Croft (Chiaro Audio)
2CD DigiFile

Press Quotes

“Her ornaments in the repeats are stylish and the choice of registration seems apt… I found her lyrical playing engaging from the start… This is a capable and sensitive player who is intelligently inside the music, and quite capable of drawing us into it.” (Early Music Review)

“Ogawa is incredibly precise and nimble… impressive two CD set” (Classical Notes)

“…her playing radiated excitement, and a vivid sense of the character of each individual piece… Particular pleasures include the Gavottes, the Sarabandes in Partitas 3 and 4, the lovely breadth and grandeur of the closing Toccata and the graceful treatment of the final gigue…” (**** BBC Music Magazine)

“A harpsichord prodigy!” (4/5 – Classique HD)

“Bach Partitas with refined control… I realised that Ogawa’s soundworld was a place where I was very happy to live” (**** The Independent)

“There is room on the shelf for a set of the partitas as finely spun and as superbly recorded as is Asako Ogawa’s. Hers is a set I shall be keeping and can recommend to all who love this music.” (Fanfare)