J. S. Bach: Partita no. 4 in D major BWV 828
D. Scarlatti: 6 Sonatas
J. S. Bach - F. Busoni: Chaconne in D Minor BWV 1004
Federico Colli and his Bach: the moment when we stop counting the pulse
by Milan Bátor
The slim young man played the Overture in French syncopated rhythms with a spectacular elegance and sweeping takeoff. A grandiose three-voice fugue showed his brilliant technique, performed without a single superfluous or lost notes. Colli's interpretation radiated joy, perfect empathy, understanding and humility, sometimes the storms flooded the hall of supreme virtuosity.
Colli played Scarlatti in a nearly unbroken race, as significant whimsical sketches, without unnecessary demands of philosophy, not with a fiery temperament, but rather with learned and readable ornaments and a graceful tone.
His Ciaccona and the breathtaking variations had stunning proportions and gradations in a major surreal silence, really impressive as "a victory of the spirit over the matter".
The pianist really deserves unconditional praises.