|D. Shostakovich, 24 Preludes & Fugues op. 87, |
Keith Jarrett brings his no-nonsense, dry and clear pianism as well as his unrivaled rhythmic feeling to these works that have me prefer his account even to the lingering and slower dedicatée Mme. Nikolayeva. Jarrett makes it sound like Bach, Nikolayeva like Schumann. Of the many versions released since or prior to this (Ashkenazy-Decca, Scherbakov-Naxos, Jalbert-Atma Classique, Lin-Hänssler, Stone-Big Ears), none surpass Jarrett in what he does so well with the Preludes & Fugues.