1928

…is the year Blanche Selva ( 1884-1942 ) recorded the 1st Bach partita. She performed the complete works of Bach in 1904 in seventeen recitals.It is one of my favourite Bach recordings, eminently expressive, sometimes upside down ( the Allemande much faster then the Courante, but so what… ), but every time I come back to her playing it inspires me and I run to the piano and start tingling away Bach… The most enchanting movement is that quite slow and legato played Courante. Her style of playing belongs to the great tradition in those days, Rosenthal, Friedman et al, who played highly individual,but always with an unerring sense of beauty.