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Goldberg Variations – Alexander Gurning (1 Hybrid SACD)

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“The soul of a poet” according to Le Monde de la Musique (FR), Alexander Gurning is one of the most original and accomplished musicians of his generation. Equally at ease in classical, jazz or contemporary music, Alexander studied at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (BE) and at the Moscow Conservatory (RU).

He rose to fame as a pianist in the world acclaimed Soledad ensemble devoted to Tango Nuevo, traditional tango, contemporary music and jazz. After receiving many awards for his first solo recital in the ‘Martha Argerich Presents’ series (Choc du Monde de la Musique), Alexander now returns to the core of the classical music repertoire with a fascinating recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations.

The artist toured the work extensively in Europe to great acclaim before tackling the recording sessions. Alexander Gurning: “For me Bach’s music doesn’t just talk about his own life, but about all our lives. He reaches out to us. And if we follow him, he shows us ourselves”.