Bach: Six French Suites BWV 812 – 817
Joanna MacGregor is again warmer than her competitors and is placed here in a more resonant acoustic, which heightens the fluidity of her playing. She is generally swifter than Hewitt in terms of tempi, and her use of the sustaining pedal creates a quite different effect on many pieces. That gorgeous Sarabande in the French Suite No.1, for instance, becomes something more vocal in its expression,…..a beautifully pellucid set of French Suites. I commend this release very highly indeed.
A beautiful, subtle recording of Bach’s most intimate works.