Johann Sebastian Bach
35 tracks and just one name: Johann Sebastian Bach. Icelandic pianist Víkingur Ólafsson continues his successful recording career with a collection of well and lesser known pieces by the famous baroque composer.
The selection includes reworks by Bach himself of composers such as Vivaldi and Busoni and Transcriptions/Reworks of Chorals by Víkingur Ólafsson himself.
Víkingur Ólafsson’s interpretation of the baroque repertoire are crystal clear, modern and hauntingly beautiful. In his very own style Víkingur perfectly captures Bach as a master of balance whose music is the ideal combination of emotion and intellect, singing melody and sculpted counterpoint.
“Iceland's Glenn Gould“ (The New York Times )
“Spectacular results, his phrasing is perfection” (BBC Music Magazine)
“Breathtakingly brilliant pianist" (Gramophone)
"Volcanic temperament, great virtuosity, a taste for challenges" (Le Monde)
Deutsche Grammophon 4835022
|Awards||BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Month, Gramophone Editors Choice|
|Release Period||September 2018|