C.P.E. BACH: Solo Keyboard Music, Vol. 36.
Miklós Spányi, tangent piano
BIS SACD 2263 : 80:00

BACH: Goldbeg Variations
Andreas Borregaard, accordion
BIS SACD 2399 (2 disks) TT: 90:06

RODRIGO: Concierto del Aranjuez. Fantasia para un Gentilhombre. Concierto madriga.
Narciso Yepes, guitar. Phiharmonia Orchestra / Garcia Navarro, cond.
PENTATONE SACD 5186209 TT: 75:54

BIS continues their admirable series of recording solo keyboard music of C. P. E. Bach performed on a "tangent piano" by by Miklós Spányi, This rare instrument is rather like an early harpsichord and has a very delicate sound which seems highly appropriate for this music. We have 18 varied sonatas, fantasies and other woks and we surely can assume they are pemed in authentic style. BIS's engineers have captured the gentle sounds wi utmost clarity. Doubtless most of this music will be new o bar music enthusiasts.

Danish master of the accordion Andreas Borregard has made two recordings of contemporary music for his instrument. Now he turns his atention to the mighty Goldberg Variations. It is a tribute to his artistry that this music, originally writen for he clavichord but usually played on he piano, works so well played on he accodion. Borregaard is a fine musician, and his unique sound conveys Bach's music in an unusual, convincing way. Engineers have captured his sound realisically. Playing time of 90:00 requires two disks which are sold for the price of one. Unusual, and recommended!

Pentatone continues their admirable series of multi-track reissues of recordings made almost a half-century ago, heard in this series as originally recorded They already have released master guitarist Narciso Yepoes' recordings of music of Giuliani, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Villa-Lobos Lobos (REVIEW), and now we have this important issue of three major works by Rodrigo. Perfect playing, and the surround sound is outstanding. Godelieve Monden plays the second guitar in the music that calls for one. The Philharmonia Orchestra and English Chamber Orchestra (Concerto for Two Guitars), are directed by Garcia Navarro. A major reissue. All of these recordings have been reissued many times, but here they sound better than ever.

R.E.B. (September 2018)