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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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Pavel Kolesnikov, the pianist making ‘a palace of sound built by your own imagination’
The Russian star brings his take on Bach’s Goldberg Variations to the Proms, having recently torn the piece apart with choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker. He explains his new, ‘tree-like’ twist

Erica Jeal

09, Sep, 2021 @11:00 AM

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