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Alisa Weilerstein review, Wigmore Hall – Bach’s cello suites sing and dance
Weilerstein’s tour de force performance of the six suites – spread across two concerts – was full of eloquence, colour and remarkable dynamic control

Tim Ashley

17, Oct, 2022 @12:53 PM

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The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988; Nureyev: Legend and Legacy review – making sound visible
Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker creates a revelatory response to Bach, while a gala celebrating the dance legend is full of bravura dancing

Sarah Crompton

11, Sep, 2022 @8:00 AM

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The Goldberg Variations review – De Keersmaeker’s strange and sober journey into Bach
The Belgian choreographer’s interpretation of the great keyboard work is a rich, carefully crafted essay

Lyndsey Winship

07, Sep, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Benedict Cruft obituary
Other lives: Violinist with a passion for Bach who became dean of music at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Brian Elias

22, Aug, 2022 @2:42 PM

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Conrad Tao review – full-blooded piano playing with a dash of quirk
Tao’s programme exploited his talents to the full, including a ‘pandemic repertoire’ of Beethoven, Adams and Tao himself

Andrew Clements

14, Jul, 2022 @1:53 PM

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Jeremy Denk review – Well-Tempered Clavier is reshaped and illuminated afresh
Playing Bach’s mammoth work from memory, the US pianist brought wit, insights and lightness of touch

Flora Willson

25, May, 2022 @11:09 AM

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Tamara Stefanovich: 20 Sonatas review – a remarkable feat of sustained pianism
The pianist’s breathless three-part recital mixed the baroque and the modern, taking on sonatas from the Bachs to Soler

Andrew Clements

28, Feb, 2022 @1:33 PM

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The organist’s dance of the deaf | Brief letters
Brief letters: Different shades of Bach | Delivery drivers in need | Once woke, always right | Workers’ rights in Germany

Brief letters

27, Feb, 2022 @5:19 PM

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Some of François Truffaut’s new wave films are still coming of age | Rachel Cooke
The Bride Wore Black has something to say to modern audiences, but let’s draw a veil over The Woman Next Door

Rachel Cooke

19, Feb, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Royal Northern Sinfonia/Włoszczowska review – lacklustre start for new venue
A predominantly baroque programme at this brand new concert hall found the RNS on disappointing form, although Haydn and Herschel brought drama and energy

Hugh Morris

14, Dec, 2021 @9:44 AM

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Bach: Ich Habe Genug review | Erica Jeal's classical album of the week
Cantatas 82, 32 and 106 trace a vivid path from despair to hope in this uplifting recording with heart-stopping moments

Erica Jeal

14, Oct, 2021 @1:44 PM

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Davóne Tines review – cavernous and distinctive voice asks us to join the dots
The US bass-baritone’s recital with pianist Adam Nielsen blended spirituals with Bach, Caroline Shaw, and Julius Eastman and spirituals. The connections were elusive but intriguing

Erica Jeal

13, Oct, 2021 @3:22 PM

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