Today, there is no doubt that Johann Sebastian Bach took Baroque music to its sublime zenith. Just how much Bach was ahead of his time can be gauged by the fact his ‘piano’ music engaged the greatest among his successors: Mozart, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Debussy and Shostakovich. Four pianists perform Bach on this album. They stand for different periods in interpretational history, beginning with the ‘New Objectivity’ of Carl Seeman, born in 1910, up to the highly virtuoso art of Konstantin Lifschitz, born in 1976 and also taught by Alfred Brendel.
The four personalities of the pianists on this album merge with Bach’s music, giving a notion of why it is accorded universal magnitude.
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 -  Konzert F-Dur / Concerto in F major BWV 971 "Italian Concerto"  -  Dreistimmige Inventionen (Sinfonien) BWV 787-801 Three-Part Inventions (Sinfonias) BWV 787-801  -  Partita Nr. 1 B-Dur / in B flat major BWV 825  -  Praeludium und Fuge Es-Dur BWV 552 Prelude and Fugue in E flat major BWV 552
 Toccata e-Moll / in E minor BWV 914  -  Französische Suite Nr. 2 c-Moll / French Suite No. 2 in C minor, BWV 813  -  Partita No. 4 D-Dur / in D major BWV 828  Partita für Violine Solo / for Solo violin No. 2 BWV 1004 Chaconne (arranged for piano by Ferruccio Busoni)