Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

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LABELS: Philips Duo
WORKS: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin
PERFORMER: Arthur Grumiaux (violin)
CATALOGUE NO: 438 736-2 ADD (1961)
Those who like their Bach smooth and flowing will enjoy this 1961 recording by Arthur Grumiaux, who performs these demanding pieces with the facility of a true virtuoso. In particular, he plays the epic Chaconne from the D minor Partita with great panache and total authority. Those who like to hear Baroque music played on Baroque instruments may prefer Sigiswald Kuijken’s set on Deutsche Harmonia Mundi, also at mid-price and also highly recommended. Graham Lock