Discography - Lisa Smirnova

Die Acht gro├čen Suiten - Lisa Smirnova

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"Lisa Smirnova, a Russian-born pianist, gives a big boost to these works with this outstanding recording of Handel's first set of keyboard suites, published in 1720. She has, in a way, squared the circle: coloring the music in a way that can only be done on a modern piano without losing the air and transparency that period instruments impart.
The result is a set of performances that exude energy and charm... . Everything sparkled, from gloriously even trills that begin the Second Suite to the famous variations on "harmonious Blacksmith" that end the Fifth... . The evidence of her devotion is everywhere."
David Weininger, The Boston Globe, 2012

ECM 2012

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