Performance extremes: Bach
There can hardly be another composer where we hear such strong differences in interpretation as with Johann Sebastian Bach. In part, this is due to the rise in the last few decades of historically informed performance practice. On the other hand, though, it's to do with Bach's music itself, which can carry the different interpretative fingerprints of different interpreters so well, but at the same time – through all its many varied manifestations – be constantly born anew, never losing its identity. In this playlist the most outrageous differences can be compared directly. Playlist curated by Arno Lücker.