Pierre-Laurent Aimard, down the rabbit hole with Bach

November 12, 2014 1:11 PM

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J.S. Bach has become early-career music: Wait too long, and you might not have time to give this composer - whose work is the foundation of so much of what's heard today - his full due.

That's why Pierre-Laurent Aimard could have missed the boat on Bach, having played the music when young. He then walked away from it pleasantly overwhelmed, but ultimately took a seven-month sabbatical at the Berlin Institute for Advanced Study before going public this year with The Well-Tempered Cl...

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