The Well-Tempered Clavier I & II
Johann Sebastian Bach

The Well-Tempered Clavier I & II

Dina Ugorskaja

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085535033
Catalog number: AVI 8553503
Releasedate: 30-09-16
- more than 10 years ago the last complete Version was released on the market

- a modern and well thought through version on piano, not only played but also commented in a large interview in the booklet

- Dina Ugorskaja counts as a specialist for Bach and Handel 
For this new release, pianist Dina Ugorskaja has recorded Book I and II of Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier in Cooperation with Bayerische Rundfunk in Munich. On interpreting these works, Dina writes: “One essential aspect in this project was the experience of returning to my early encounters with Bach’s music: to try to remember what it had been like when I heard it for the first time. I tried to free myself from certain clichés that had ‘gotten stuck’ in a series of interpretations. This was particularly difficult in Volume I, since I had often heard those pieces in the hands of outstanding performers.” Dina Ugorskaja gave her debut performance when she was only seven years old in the Philharmonic Hall at Saint Petersburg. Not only is she an outstanding pianist, she is also a vocalist specializing in early music, and has written a number of chamber works.

Born in Leningrad (now once more Saint Petersburg) into a family of Jewish origin, Dina Ugorskaja

started learning piano and composition at a very early age. In 1990 the family moved to Germany. Dina studied in Berlin and in Detmold, and she is currently living in Munich and Vienna. Anatol Ugorski and Nerine Barrett were among her teachers, and she also received important counsel from András Schiff and Peter Gülke. Dina Ugorskaja has performed in many outstanding venues including the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the Stuttgart Liederhalle, the Cologne Philharmonie, the Sala Verdi in Milan and a number of festivals: Kassel, Heimbach (“Spannungen”) and Feldkirch (the “Schubertiade”). Her solo and chamber music performances have been recorded live by WDR broadcasting (Cologne), BR (Munich) and by Radio France. She has made appearances inter alia with the Auryn Quartet, with Maximilian Hornung and with Natalia Prishepenko. Dina Ugorskaja’s CD releases have been nominated for the International Classical Music Awards and for the German Record Critics’ Prize. From October 2016 she has a professorship for piano at the Vienna University of Music and the Performing Arts.