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"The ebb and flow resulting from Ogawa's impressive cantabile control in the E minor Forth Suite's Allemande arguably surpasses even such luminaries as Blandine Verlet and Colin Tilney, while few harpsichordists match Ogawa's shapely lilt in the F major Second Suite's fugal Allegro, -

In all, her Handel Suites count among the best recorded versions."

Jed Distler, Gramophone

Handel 8 Great Suites Album

Asako Ogawa explores the rich variety of styles with rhythmic suppleness and lively feeling for characterisation. Her extrovert gestures are spontaneous and authoritative -

​⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Nicholas Anderson, BBC Music Magazine 

Handel 8 Great Suites album 

"She is reflective in slower movements and exciting in faster ones like the Courantes and Gigues, while retaining a sense of poise. - Overall, this recording is a considerable achievement and can be recommended for many gratifying insights."

Noel O'Regan Early Music review

Handel 8 Great Suites album

"The Overture to Suite Seven  magisterial, and the final Passacaille a final summation of Ogawa's musicianship and technical brilliance, so together with a lovely harpsichord and excellent recording quality, this recording is very highly recommended"

Douglas Hollick, The Consort 

Handel 8 Great Suites album

",,,Do yourself a favour and take a listen to this release. You may hear qualities that you've never been aware of before. And you may be surprised at just how dynamic the instrument can be in the right hands"

Fanfare U.S.A

"...her playing radiated excitement, and vivid sense of the character of each individual piece..."

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️Michael Church, BBC Music Magazine

Bach 6 Partitas album

"I found her lyrical playing engaging from the start..This is a capable and sensitive player who is intelligently inside the music, and quite capable of drawing us into it..." 

David Stancliff, Early Music Review

Bach 6 Partitas album

"Asako Ogawa plays Bach's Partitas with refined control. 

Ogawa's sound world was a place where I was very happy to live"


Michael Church,  INDEPENDENT

Bach 6 Partitas album

"Ogawa is incredibly precise and nimble, ,,,impressive two CD set with great spirit"

Classical Notes

Bach 6 Partitas album

"There is a clarity to her approach, every detail of Bach's part writing is clear "

 Robert Hugill

Bach Goldberg Variations album

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