Partitas Part 1: BWV 825, 826, 830

Evgeni Koroliov - Partitas Part 1: BWV 825, 826, 830
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January 15, 2021 / Release Date
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Doublez
82
Should we say that beauty is something relative or subjective? On the principle, I agree that the human being is generally dictated by charm and seduction towards anything. This is how we feel and our perception acts, defining what deserves to be appreciated or not. Yet when you listen to this wonderful collection The Koroliov Series Vol 23 Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas Pt 1, I am sure that everyone would find beauty in it, whether or not one is familiar with this kind of musical experience. ... read more
MikeOwen
80
I've found myself surprised by this record in a way that I didn't expect.
I'll start this review off with a baseline thing: Evgeni Koroliov does a great job of performing this. I haven't consciously heard his work before, but he's clearly a very technically accomplished pianist and interprets these pieces with clarity and beauty. But the reason why I'm making this review is because it's given me something of a realisation. I rarely ever listen to classical music (I'll use the term ... read more
Toasterqueen12
43
"Yet when you listen to this wonderful collection The Koroliov Series Vol 23 Johann Sebastian Bach - Partitas Pt 1, I am sure that everyone would find beauty in it" -DoubleZ

Eh, that's kinda debatable.

First I just want to get my classical bias straight, I am not a fan of Bach. I recognize that he was very important to the world of music with all that he created. But outside of pure technical invention I find him INCREDIBLY dreadfully boring to listen to. I get that I'm in a ... read more
oh
50
i generally like piano music, i love a lot of philip glass's songs, one of the few reasons in which i still enjoy the piano. the piano is one of those instruments where it's good every once in a while and not the entire album. and this has piano going for the entire album. for an hour and 20 minutes in fact. i will say that the first track is pretty decent, the melody is cool and it's very beautiful. the problem i have with literally every other track (maybe except for the ones in c minor) is ... read more
max2k
NR
Reading Bach reviews on AOTY is an amazing experience that you should definitely do if you are alive in 2021.

I actually think that for Bach recordings this feels a bit listless? It just doesn't have the energy and contrast of Bach piano pieces that I love the most (Goldberg obvi). Something about the trilling here gets a little ornamental, but I guess I admire the general gesture. A pretty lovely set.
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Track List

  1. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: I. Toccata
  2. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: II. Allemande
  3. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: III. Corrente
  4. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: IV. Air
  5. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: V. Sarabande
  6. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: VI. Tempo di gavotta
  7. Partita No. 6 in E Minor, BWV 830: VII. Gigue
  8. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: I. Praeludium
  9. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: II. Allemande
  10. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: III. Corrente
  11. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: IV. Sarabande
  12. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: V. Menuet I - VI. Menuet II
  13. Partita No. 1 in B-Flat Major, BWV 825: VII. Gigue
  14. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: I. Sinfonia
  15. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: II. Allemande
  16. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: III. Courante
  17. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: IV. Sarabande
  18. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: V. Rondeaux
  19. Partita No. 2 in C Minor, BWV 826: VI. Capriccio
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