Celebrated pianist Murray Perahia is to release his first recording on Deutsch Grammophon, Johann Sebastian Bach: The French Suites,  on 7th October 2016. The “poet of the keyboard” (The New York Times), Mr. Perahia describes the French Suites as “Bach on the highest level.”

Mr. Perahia continues, “I don’t think Bach wrote one note that didn’t have wider meanings and that wasn’t to be tackled with all one’s heart and soul.”

Mr. Perahia has always had an affinity for J.S. Bach having been inspired by the composer since childhood, even finding solace in studying Bach’s works during a time in which injury kept him away from the piano, and many of Mr. Perahia’s previous Bach recordings have been featured on Gramophone’s 50 Greatest Bach Recordings.

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Below: Watch Murray Perahia in the trailer below as he plays and discusses the wonderful music behind the recording.