Piano Street’s series of recordings of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier with pianist Martin Sturfält continues with four pairs of Preludes and Fugues, two from the first book and two from the second book.
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Recording the 48
Prelude & Fugue no 4 in C-sharp Minor, from book 1
Prelude & Fugue no 10 in E Minor, from book 1
Prelude & Fugue no 5 in D Major, from book 2
Prelude & Fugue no 12 in F Minor, from book 2
June 2012 Album Release on Hyperion
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“Volume 57 in Hyperion’s Romantic Piano Concerto series turns up another ‘discovery’: the music of Swedish composer Adolf Wiklund. These little-known but lusciously tuneful works are characterized by big-boned, symphonic gestures reminiscent of Rachmaninov, yet tempered with the Nordic clarity of Grieg. Wiklund’s two piano concertos are central to his output, and in fact they enjoyed considerable popularity in Sweden until as recently as fifty years ago, when modernist sensibilities deemed them unfashionable. This glittering performance from Martin Sturfält and the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, directed by brilliant violinist-turned-conductor Andrew Manze, is bound to bring this unfairly neglected music back into general currency.” — Hyperion Records