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I thought some of you might enjoy this concert from the Elbphilharmonie, from April 16. In it, Piotr Anderszewski plays a large chunk of WTC II, in an order of his own devising. I was impressed. Also, I noticed something odd - his right ear wiggles at times! I've never noticed that in any other pianist.


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When does his ear wiggle? Since we are on the topic... smile

I'm *just now* falling for WTC 1. That kind of infatuation feeling about music. I'm kind of surprised, to be honest. I am sure I'd love book 2 but I just don't know it yet. I've given 885 a half-dozen listens and have it on my bucket list for now.

The trend for me is, apparently, more and more Bach.


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There's a fairly clear ear wiggle between 9:10 - 20, for just one example.

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Thanks for the link! I'm listening to Piotr's CD of said WTC 2 pieces just as I read your post! Its a wonderful traversal, now looking forward to seeing and hearing his live presentation! Ear wiggle or not, he is a superb artist, and I'm glad he is concentrating on bringing WTC 2 more to the forefront as Book 2 tends to be overshadowed by Book 1.


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I think Piotr Anderszewski is phenomenal. His recording of Beethoven's Diabelli Variations is one of my absolute favourites. His Schumann is great too.

I really love WTC II and he doesn't disappoint. 😀

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His concentration is enormous, especially in the difficult long fugue of the g#minor. Fingerwork is impeccable and sparing use of pedal, if any at all.

Should rethink wearing such tight fitting shirts though. It looks comfortable, but he's beginning to show a Polish kielbasa muffin top as he ages. No longer the svelte concert figure, but getting the "dad" bod. And he's not even a Dad.


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I ended up listening to his recording of this on Spotify on loop a few times. Very impressed, and came at the perfect moment in my own exploration of WTC and Bach.


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