Bach/Schumann: 6 Violin Sonatas with piano accompaniment

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COMPOSERS: Bach/Schumann
LABELS: MDG
WORKS: 6 Violin Sonatas with piano accompaniment
PERFORMER: Schmid (violin), Smirnova (piano)
CATALOGUE NO: 333 0614-2

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Benjamin Schmid plays Bach’s originals with supple virtuosity. Lisa Smirnova does what she can with Schumann’s pedestrian piano additions, but the result is to reduce Bach’s poetry to clunking prose. Roger Nichols