Italian concerto BWV 971 • Partita No. 1 BWV 825 • Partita No. 5 BWV 829 • Chromatic Fantasia and Fugue BWV 903
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Konstanze Eickhorst has a very personal relationship with Johann Sebastian Bach. As a versatile soloist and chamber musician, esteemed professor at the Lübeck Musikhochschule and artistic director of the European Piano Competition at Bremen, she has devoted much time and attention to the works of Bach, the most famous of all the cantors at St Thomas’s Leipzig, and has done so ever since her earliest childhood.
Johann Sebastian Bach is the alpha and omega of music, an intellectual and emotional challenge to both the player and the listener. Many paths lead to him and to a love of his music. More than any other composer, he can sustain the widest possible range of approaches to interpretation,” says Konstanze Eickhorst, who, all her life, has been so fascinated by his works that while studying them she used to lose track of time and place.
»Everything is marked by highly clear and yet pliable articulation which breathes life into the music.« Classical Music Sentinel, 3/2020