"The wonderful thing is that the modern piano can suggest so many instruments…Playing Bach on the piano, it's really all about suggestion," says Piotr Anderszewski. More than 10 years since the release of his first recording of Bach's English Suites, these interpretations of Suites 1, 3 and 5 join the Warner Classics catalogue. Anderszewski's concert performances of Bach in 2013 prompted the New York Times to write: "He revels in the full range of timbres afforded by the modern piano", while The Guardian cited "some of the most sublime piano playing London has witnessed all season".
With this recording, Piotr Anderszewski returns to Bach's English Suites after more than 10 years. In 2002, when Virgin Classics (now Warner Classics/Erato) released his interpretations of Suites 1, 3 and 6, The Sunday Times spoke of "Bach playing of the highest order," enthusing that: "His playing throughout is wonderful, laying out Bach's contrapuntal writing with a clarity and subtlety of touch that removes these works far from the realms of technical exercises. His fingers dance in the Courantes and Allemandes, and positively sing the melodies of the sublime Sarabandes."
English Suite No. 1 in A major, BWV806
English Suite No. 3 in G minor, BWV808
English Suite No. 5 in E minor, BWV 810