Diana Boyle … plays JS Bach

This album of gentle piano music has a definite meditative quality to it.
This is probably because of how Boyle prepares for one of her (reportedly infrequent) recordings, which involves going away to the top of a hill and thinking for years.
The sleeve notes say she has been doing this for 25 years; she thinks about the music she is playing “with concentration and in privacy”, and moved from London to a quiet hilltop in the south of Portugal, “where the quality of light, astonishing sunsets and silence” give her time to think in peace.

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