J S BACH – Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, BWV 1001 – 1006 with Christian Tetzlaff
“Tetzlaff, who will play Birtwistle’s Violin Concerto at Simon Rattle’s inaugural concert for the LSO this week, is one of the most compelling exponents of these classics to date: aware of period practice and technique, yet conscious of the “Romantic” performance tradition of the sonatas and partitas….pristine freshness of dynamics and phrasing that takes the breath away” The Sunday Times, CD of the Week, 10 September 2017
“His sleeve note explaining his approach to the cycle is as thoughtful and personal as you would expect from him, and his realisation of it in performance does indeed hang together as a journey from solemnity towards acceptance and joy, with the lengthy Chaconne of the D minor Sonata perhaps representing a very personal bereavement.
It’s music that’s very well suited to his voice: grainy and gentle and with that characteristic burnished-mahogany tone…this is supremely seductive Lieder singing, with a natural intelligence and ease with the words, matched by playing from Christoph Eschenbach that coaxes and caresses the piano with loving delicacy.” The Guardian
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