South African-born, London-based pianist Daniel-Ben Pienaar is a completist. He has surveyed, both on the concert platform and in the recording studio, Mozart’s Complete Sonatas (AV 2209), Chopin’s Complete Waltzes, Schubert’s Complete Sonatas, and the complete keyboard works by Orlando Gibbons. For AVIE he has also scaled the heights of Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations (AV 2260) and Bach’s Goldberg Variations (AV 2235). The Royal Academy of Music professor now adds Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier to the list, enhancing a growing discography that has earned him plaudits from around the world.
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"...These are, in short, Fresh, spontaneous, original readings that shed new light on the keyboard players Bible."
Kate Bolton - BBC Music magazine - February 2014