Title

W.F. Bach & J.G. Müthel: Complete works for two fortepianos

Document Type

Original Creative Work

Publisher

Tall Poppies Records

School

Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts

RAS ID

35656

Comments

Lancaster, G., & Huntingford, J. (2021). W.F. Bach & J.G. Müthel: Complete works for two fortepianos. Tall Poppy Records.

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Abstract

This disc represents a cultural ‘coming of age’; fortepianists Geoffrey Lancaster and James Huntingford have teamed up to produce what can only be described as the most remarkable recording to have been released by any early instrument specialists in Australia––it will be a long time before the transcendental virtuosity, artistry and stylistic insights heard on this CD are equalled within the Australian ‘early music’ world. If you haven’t heard Müthel’s duos, you haven’t lived. The eighteenth-century English music historian, opinion-maker and persuasive advocate of German music Dr Charles Burney did not hesitate to rank these works as ‘among the greatest productions of the present age.’ Likewise, WF Bach’s ‘concerto’ for two keyboard instruments is breathtakingly dazzling––this should come as no surprise, for the work is a product of the genius of JS Bach’s most gifted son. Need to be astonished? Then add this recording to your collection.

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Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Creativity, culture and artistic practice

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