J.S. BACH: The Art of Fugue (Tatyana Nikolayeva – The 1993 Sibelius Academy Recital, Helsinki)

£9.99 + P&P

HISTORICAL CHOICE ***** (BBC Music Magazine)
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UK release: 28 February 2020
USA physical and digital/streaming release: 6 March 2020
Europe release: TBC

Tatyana Nikolayeva piano

The 1993 Sibelius Academy Recital, Helsinki

Johann Sebastian BACH (1685–1750)
The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080

Recorded at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland, 26 April 1993

Possibly Tatyana Nikolayeva’s final live recital recording

Press Quotes

“A poignant late concert by a Titan of the keyboard.”  (MusicWeb International)

“Nikolayeva stuns in one of her last concerts – …Her artistry in this Helsinki concert is consummate… she makes this long musical journey an intensely beguiling experience.”  (BBC Music Magazine, HISTORICAL CHOICE *****)

“Sous les doigts de Tatiana Nikolaïeva, L’Art de la fugue de Bach devient une œuvre en trois dimensions : horizontale (l’ampleur du discours), verticale (la mise en lumière des consonances) et temporelle (la profondeur narrative). C’est tout un cosmos musical, une lecture intime et méditative…. Cette interprétation inédite de L’Art de la fugue de Bach est une nouvelle référence parmi les lectures données au piano.”  (Resmusica)

“Cet Art où la fugue devient poème me bouleverse.” (Artalinna / Artamag)

“Credit, moreover, to FHR in utilizing the extended duration that has long been feasible on CD and so presenting this account as the uninterrupted span it was experienced as at the time. Few musical works need to be heard thus, but this is one of them….  Those wanting her interpretation of the work need look no further.” (Arcana)