We've had quite a busy year so far -- touring, a new album release, and a new music video -- and the critics have taken note (and cast a pleasing eye)! We proudly present The Art of Bach review roundup:
Certainly [Bach] would have embraced Anderson & Roe's ingenuity and musicianship ... uncanny ensemble prowess ... gorgeously calibrated legato phrasing ... the music dances off the page.
Aggressively brilliant contrapuntal energy ... innately meditative lyricism.
The Absolute Sound:
Contemplative, refreshing ... One of the duo’s best characteristics is on display, the ability to bring clarity of line to textures that could easily sound cluttered ... Max Reger’s transcription of the Third Brandenburg Concerto is a glittering, fantastic ending to this gorgeous-sounding release.
Anderson and Roe are convincing, with clear articulation and an immensely wide range of expression, from brooding to determined, from comforting to exuberant. The result is a CD that combines opposites: touching and entertaining at the same time, capturing the essence of Bach. ... bold, unconventional vivacity ... reverent, subtle, and with great artistry.
Youthful, refreshing … their modern interpretations are dynamic and sophisticated and exploit the expressive dimensions of the piano without betraying the spirit of Bach, making for a very convincing and accessible album.
Intriguing ... Greg Anderson and Elizabeth Joy Roe capture a slice of the American musical past, but they also expand upon it creatively, which is what brings projects like this to life.
Brilliant … transcendent… The Art of Bach offers listeners a new way of hearing Bach's works on piano from one of today's most exciting duos.