(Helene Grimaud: mother’s side Italian-Sephardi Jews on Corsica; father’s side Algerian Jews )
Casadesus: (raise volume at 5:02 for II-Largo)
Wow, she completely evaded by Jewdar: her looks, her manner, and the fact that she lives with wolves and is passionate about their conservation led me to think she is an exceptionally admirable and attractive European woman.
This was lovely. However, no one can play Bach like Glenn Gould. (also a Canadian)
Or… Hélène Grimaud — Piano Concerto No.1 BWV 1052 -I. Allegro
I find Gould’s playing too mannered and idiosyncratic. Hewitt really is my favorite Bach pianist, infinitely superior to the colorless, boring Andras Schiff.
Had heard of this piano player, but never actually heard her play. A lucid and powerful performance.
You should run this as a video of the day: