Album review: Bach, English Suites - Richard Egarr (Harmonia Mundi)


Harpsichordist Egarr's reading of Bach's English Suites recaptures the infectious conversational quality of his recording of the Brandenburg Concertos with the Academy of Ancient Music.

This time the musical partnership is with the listener. From the elegant formality of the A major Suite to the quasi-orchestral flamboyance of the A minor, Egarr is good company. A remarkable cycle played with pungent physicality and generous wit.