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Jennifer Koh plays
Bach and more -
heard by
HOWARD SMITH

'... divine, finely-spun tone ...'

Jennifer Koh: Bach and Beyond Part I. © 2012 Cedille Records

Among the finest modern recordings of the six 'mandatory' Bach solo violin partitas and sonatas, three from women catch my attention; for one, German virtuoso Christiane Edinger (born Potsdam, Brandenburg, 1945). Today Edinger plays a violin by Ragnar Hayn (Berlin, Newark) made in 2008. However her Naxos/Bach CDs (8.550569 and 8.550570) were recorded in 1992.

At the same time one need acknowledge titans of the mid twentieth century; all recorded the Bach partitas and sonatas for solo violin, each is available and to be without one or more on your shelves may be considered neglectful...

Copyright © 29 June 2013 Howard Smith,
Masterton, New Zealand

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JENNIFER KOH: BACH AND BEYOND I

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