J S Bach - Toccatas | Piano Classics PCL0099

J S Bach - Toccatas

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Label: Piano Classics

Cat No: PCL0099

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Instrumental

Release Date: 22nd January 2016

Contents

Artists

Alessandro Deljavan (piano)

Works

Bach, Johann Sebastian

Toccatas, BWV910-916

Artists

Alessandro Deljavan (piano)

About

A Toccata (from Italian toccare, 'to touch') is a virtuoso piece of music, typically for a keyboard, featuring fast‐moving, lightly fingered or otherwise virtuosic passages or sections, with or without imitative or fugal interludes, generally emphasizing the dexterity of the performer's fingers.

Originating in Renaissance Italy, the Toccata travelled North and in J S Bach’s time it was an important form of keyboard writing. Bach’s seven Toccatas are highly intricate, 'pianistically' elaborate works, in free, quasi‐improvisatory style, demanding a high level of virtuosity.

This is the perfect repertoire for young Italian Alessandro Deljavan, one of the most remarkable and original pianists of today. He gives his imagination free reign, is eloquent in the recitative-style episodes, shows his incredible sense of polyphony in the fugues, and displays a blinding and glittering pianism in the virtuoso sections: spellbinding!

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