Boston Early Music Contest August 2011

Enter to win Murray Perahia's "Bach – Partitas 2, 3, & 4" CD or the Early Music: A Very Short Introduction, by Thomas Forrest Kelly book.

When it comes to J.S. Bach's music, pianist Murray Perahia is known as one of the premiere interpreters of our time. Of his new recording of the Partitas Nos. 2, 3, and 4, critic Jed Distler, writes, "If there's a single moment throughout the three Partitas on this gorgeously engineered disc where Murray Perahia produces less than a vibrant, singing sonority, sculpts a polyphonically unaware phrase, or fails to nail a perfect tempo, then I've missed something."

Harvard University’s Thomas Forrest Kelly’s concise roundup of early music history offers something for all readers interested in this fascinating area of Western art. Conductor Paul Hillier wrote, “Authoritative, surprisingly comprehensive for its size, and presented with all of Professor Kelly's usual grace, wit, and clarity."

The deadline for this contest has passed.