Aaron Pilsan - Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book I - Gramophone [DPS]

Whenever I need something to renew my relationship to music, I turn to The Well-Tempered Clavier for its conceptual and expressive purity - both qualities being heard in high relief in the new Aaron Pilsan recording of Book I. Playing on modern piano, Pilsan fully embodies the piece, with the exuberant fearlessness of a 26-year-old who doesn't put Bach on a pedestal. Colouristic elements are shaded by an alternative not-quite-equal temperament, making the listening experience all the more renewing.

08 December 2021