Bach & Bach-Busoni: Keyboard Works / Colli

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Known for his highly imaginative and philosophical approaches to his musical presentations, Federico Colli is back with a second album on Chandos. Having begun with...
Known for his highly imaginative and philosophical approaches to his musical presentations, Federico Colli is back with a second album on Chandos. Having begun with Scarlatti sonatas, he now turns his hand to the great master J.S. Bach to explore the relationship between Bach’s music for keyboard and what Colli regards as its transcendent quality, its universal beauty. In a personal note for the booklet, Colli explains how he arrived at the extraordinary interpretations captured here. The relationship he explores is discoverable in the Italian Concerto and Partita No. 4, but it is in Ferruccio Busoni’s arrangement of Bach’s Chaconne that the relationship, in his view, becomes clear. Colli offers the listener a vivid interpretation which links the progress of the piece, rich in symbolic detail, to important stages in the life, and afterlife, of Christ, different re-iterations of the theme and of the tonalities corresponding with key moments in the religious narrative. As always, Colli gives deeply felt and exciting performances, his irrepressible personality and flair evident throughout.

REVIEW:

My enthusiasm for this disc is less about Colli’s philosophical ruminations upon the music, however heartfelt they may be, and more about his approach to playing it, which is both compelling and fresh; it combines abundant technical finesse with a visionary grasp of scale and structure, as well as the ability to project extremes of fragility and monumentality (most notably in the Chaconne), and above all to conjure a kaleidoscopic palette of colours and textures from his Steinway. This is an intelligently compiled programme, stunningly performed, in immaculate sound. Do not hesitate.

– Gramophone


Product Description:


  • Release Date: January 04, 2019


  • UPC: 095115207925


  • Catalog Number: CHAN 20079


  • Label: Chandos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Composer: Ferruccio Busoni, Johann Sebastian Bach


  • Performer: Federico Colli



Works:


  1. Partita for Keyboard no 4 in D major, BWV 828

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Federico Colli (Piano)


  2. Italian Concerto, BWV 971

    Composer: Johann Sebastian Bach

    Performer: Federico Colli (Piano)


  3. Chaconne for Piano in D minor (after Bach, BWV 1004), K B24

    Composer: Ferruccio Busoni

    Performer: Federico Colli (Piano)