“Bach expert and pianist Eleonor Bindman fastidiously transcribed and released a recording of Bach’s beloved Brandenburg Concertos for piano four-hands on the Naxos/Grand Piano label that will stand the test of time. … Standing as a welcomed addition to pianists’ transcribed repertory, it replaces Max Reger’s difficult version from more than 120 years ago. Brava to Bindman for successfully tackling this enormous feat! … Equal partnership of two excellent pianists was required to convey and reinforce the core of Bach’s concertos. In this recording, both pianists certainly achieved this. … Through every key stroke, Bindman and Lin display a seamless and harmonious partnership and pour all their passion, vitality, and joy into each of the six concertos for piano four-hands. Overall, Bindman and Lin harken a world defined by powerful and imaginative nuance.”
Quite simply (and irrespective of the particular novelty factor here) this is Bach playing of the highest order. … Listening to Bindman’s recording, I was immediately struck by the mellifluous beauty and sensitivity of her renditions of these iconic cello works; that she has transcribed them so well and plays them with such assurance, grace and finesse makes this 2CD set an easy choice for my Recording of the Month.