March 2020

Bach Harpsichord Concertos

il Pomo d'Oro | Francesco Corti

Bach Harpsichord Concertos BWV 1052, 1053, 1055 & 1058



"His playing is a powerhouse of unbridled vivacity, exciting and excitable in equal measure…BWV 1052 is the bullish bruiser of the set, and Corti isn’t the only one spraying testosterone in all directions/ His colleagues wield a dashing cut and thrust all of their own…Bach’s harpsichord concertos boast a distinguished discography, but Corti finds fresh things to say. Roll on Vol. 2."
BBC Music Magazine, July 2020

"...the fast tempi, rhythmic drive and explosive accents result in performances that are exhilarating. But Corti finds the time for expressive cadenzas, and the middle movements are beautifully controlled."
Choir & Organ, July 2020

"Orchestral sound and balance are perennial problems with these pieces, however, and it has to be said that Pentatone’s recording has got it pretty much right...The performances, too, are fleet, crisp and buoyant; Corti brings the right mix of spontaneity and control to his playing, and his ornamentation, plentiful if not always beautiful, adds much to the music’s high spirits. Meanwhile Il Pomo d’Oro shape their accompaniments with pleasing detail and sensitivity."
Gramophone Magazine, July 2020

"Hay un buen punado de registros de estas obras (conciertos para clave de Bach) que pueden considerarse referencias. Desde este momento Il Pomo d’Oro y Francesco Corti ocupan por derecho propio un sitio de honor en él."
— Mariano Acero Ruilópez, Scherzo, May 2020