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Johan van Veen
MusicWeb International, March 2017

…the tangent piano is a very appropriate instrument for Bach’s music, and Togni shows its features in the interest of an expressive performance. He effectively uses the dynamic possibilities and is well aware of the strong contrasts within a sonata or even a single movement. The Fantasia in C is one of Bach’s most famous keyboard pieces and receives an outstanding and captivating performance. © 2017 MusicWeb International Read complete review



Bradley Lehman
American Record Guide, January 2017

Giovanni Togni is a phenomenally good player, on the evidence of this recording, and sensitive to the surprises in the music. On clavichords and tangent pianos, the smaller motions of fingers and arm are challenging to control, and this difficulty makes Togni’s poise and dynamic shaping even more impressive. © 2017 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide



David Hansell
Early Music Review, October 2016

Both music and playing are absolutely first-class and enhanced by the wonderful Tangent Piano—an original from 1797 in excellent condition—used for the recording. …This has all the brilliance and clarity of a harpsichord, but also the expressive potential of the clavichord and piano further enhanced by mechanical devices (three knee levers and three hand stops) which raise the dampers or modify the tone in some way. …The music is such that all these ‘toys’ can be deployed with taste and skill so we have a disc that is exciting, rewarding, instructive and entertaining—sometimes all at once. © 2016 Early Music Review Read complete review





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