Classical CD Review

Young German pianist Burkard Schliessmann obviously is a major figure on the pianistic scene. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations issuued in 2008 won a prestigious critics’ award, and several other prizes as well. His limited list of recordings include videos of Chopin and Godowsky. On this fine new Schliessmann recording he offers a selection of Bach favorites playing with conviction and tonal beauty. His own personal Steinway Piano has been captured with a rich acoustic. A quality issue; surely many more will follow from this sterling young artist.

—Robert Benson