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James Harrington
American Record Guide, November 2015

…these are the most musical and beautifully played performances of these pieces I have heard. © 2015 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Denton
David's Review Corner, May 2015

We must remember that the music of Johann Sebastian Bach passed through a lengthy period when it did not enjoy the reverence and awe that he enjoys today. In those bleak years he was enjoyed by his champions, one of them being Franz Liszt who included his music in his recital programmes, and was to make piano transcriptions of many of his organ works. Two of his major scores in this genre form the Thirty-ninth volume in Naxos’s monumental recording of the composer’s complete works for solo piano. The Fantasia and Fugue in G minor has become one of his best known organ works and has been reworked in a number of transcriptions. The Six Preludes and Fugues come quite early in Bach’s life, and often in the fugues you feel a master craftsman at work, rather one of spontaneous creativity. Liszt meticulously followed in detail Bach’s original manuscript, pedal notes replaced by octaves in the left hand, while the piano can bring a more lucid inner to the fugues than we hear on a modern organ. Now resident in Switzerland, the Argentinean pianist, Suzanne Husson, a one-time student of the legendary Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli, is a very faithful guide to the scores, her sparing use of the sustaining pedal, and her precise and very nimble fingers making her an ideal exponent. The piano, as recorded, has a very personal sound in the lower octaves, but is played in a pleasing acoustic. © 2015 David’s Review Corner





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