Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos - James Rhodes (piano)
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  1. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 1. Allemande
  2. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 2. Courante
  3. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 3. Sarabande
  4. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 4. Gavotte
  5. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 5. Bouree
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  1. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 1. Allemande
  2. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 2. Courante
  3. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 3. Sarabande
  4. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 4. Gavotte
  5. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 5. Bouree
  6. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 6. Loure
  7. French Suite, for keyboard No. 5 in G major, BWV 816 (BC L23): 7. Gigue
  8. Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
  9. Ballade for piano No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52, CT. 5
  10. Chaconne, transcription for piano in D minor (after J. S. Bach, BWV 1004), KiV B24
  11. Étincelles, for piano, Op. 36/6
  12. Prelude for keyboard in B minor (by Wilhelm Hieronymous Pachelbel, not JSB), BWV 923 (BC L131)
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Nothing in the packaging of this release explains the title razor blades, little pills, and big pianos, but it was accompanied by a burst of publicity outlining prior substance abuse on the part of British pianist James Rhodes. He seems to be aiming at occupying a niche like that carved out by the redoubtable Nigel Kennedy on the violin, with the unorthodox image balanced by playing that is competent and actually fairly straightforward. The program doesn't have anything to do with razor blades, consisting of a recital that ...

Razor Blades, Little Pills and Big Pianos 2009, Signum UK

UPC: 635212015322

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