Anthony Newman is without question America's foremost Baroque interpreter. Newman has maintained a 40 year career as America's leading organist, harpsichordist and Bach specialist. His prodigious recording output include more than 170 cds on such labels as CBS, SONY, Deutsche Grammaphon, and Vox Masterworks. Read More
Anthony Newman’s singular approach to Baroque style in general, and to Bach in particular has been stirring up audiences for some time. His first of four concerts yesterday was so stylish and impeccably played, it could hardly have offended anyone. On the whole the performances were propulsive and crisply articulated, but never tense or overdriven. Newman uses generous amounts of ornamentation and rubato effect…His use of rubato is particularly subtle – tiny pauses at various key spots to isolate and define vertical blocks within a phrase. This is a very tricky procedure, but Newman has managed to incorporate it naturally into what has always been a formidable keyboard technique.
New York Times, Peter G. Davis
It’s not often that you get all six on the same program; usually the Brandenburgs are spaced well apart on chamber concerts, perhaps so that music lovers don’t get an entire meal of desserts. Few at Benaroya were complaining, however, about such a surfeit, especially with the dexterous and adventurous Anthony Newman leading the performances from the harpsichord and violinist Ani Kavafian heading the soloists.
The Seattle Times