Top positive review
on November 4, 2017
How many recordings of this do I have? Many, many. This is my latest, purchased after attending a Schiff recital. On the plus side: Schiff is certainly capable of fireworks in the virtuoso variations, he maintains excellent rhythmic steadiness, has clear articulation (up there in Yu-Ja Wang territory), has a decent dance-lilt where needed, and plays with devotion that is sans syrup. On the negative side, all of his fast tempos are equally fast--no variation here at all--, could use still more dance-lilt, the mic-ing is, as another reviewer has mentioned, a little distant (I like my Bach keyboard recordings more closely mic-ed), and I was impressed more often than I was moved. He takes all repeats. Four stars from me.