Bach & Chopin
Johann Sebastian Bach - Frédéric Chopin

Bach & Chopin

Dina Ugorskaja

Label: CAvi
Format: CD
Barcode: 4260085530243
Catalog number: AVI 8553024
Releasedate: 06-11-20

- The very last release with Dina Ugorskaja, passed away in September 2019 in the age of 46.
- The recording has been done 2004 in Detmold for Venus Records, acquired by CAvi-music
- Next to Bach, who Dina Ugorskaja proofed with the Well-tempered Clavier recordings of 2015 she did know that composer. With the Chopin Préludes she proofs as well to have been a virtuoso of the finest profession.

„J. S. Bach’s Inventions – unfortunately still regarded as mere exercises – have fascinated me since my childhood thanks to their incredibly refined wealth of ideas, particularly when it comes to just two voices, where it is up to the player to discover how able you really have to be in order to master the task.

And standing in contrast to this is one of the most challenging cycles in piano music, in both a musical and a technical sense – Chopin’s Préludes, with their rapid changes between different, and at times highly polarised, feelings and sentiments; a synthesis imbibed with disarming naturalness that makes it almost impossible for a performance to bring out the music itself and not the interpreter.

The tension between the deceptive straightforwardness of Bach and the simplicity required by the complexity of Chopin, for me, makes this an exciting combination.” (DINA UGORSKAJA)