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J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 2; Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 62; Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9 ()

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composed by Franz Joseph Haydn, Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann

Dame Myra Hess was certainly a "great performer of the twentieth century," as the packaging for this disc proclaims, but if the music here qualifies her as a "BBC Legend" is another question. The performances here, recorded between 1950 and 1962, are a mixed bag of interest to collectors but not a top choice for those desiring an introduction to this pianist beloved of connoisseurs. Hess illuminated paths through complex polyphonic music, beguiling live audiences especially with a mixture of intimacy and spirituality. In a ...

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J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 2; Haydn: Piano Sonata No. 62; Schumann: Carnaval, Op. 9
2007, BBC Music

UPC: 684911420128

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