Frankfurter Neue Presse

As a hobby-diver he explores underwater paradises, as an organist he climbs heavenly heights of sound, but the grand piano is his principal domain. Here, Burkard Schliessmann has opened worlds of artistic expression – so also on his new Bach CD “Keyboard Works”. His interpretations are clearly structured, intellectually penetrating, but by no means academic or dry. With verve and great phrasing, Schliessmann takes contrapuntal masterpieces such as the Fantasia, Adagio and Fugue in C minor and the Chromatic Fantasia with Fugue in D minor. He unfolds the Partita in C minor melodically and gracefully, and the Italian Concerto sparkles with charm.

—Michael Dellith