Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin - Tomas Cotik - Musik - CENTAUR - 0044747375526 - September 11, 2020

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

Tomas Cotik

Bach: Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin

This is truly one of the greates sets ever recorded of the complete J. S. Bach Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin.

Gramophone: On this two-disc set of Bach's Solo Sonatas and Partitas, Tomás Cotik's deeply analytical playing adds to an exhilarating display of the musical wonders the composer saw in the violin. Cotik allows the main lines of the music, their lyrical qualities and above all the overall arcs of each movement to be fully developed and even prioritised. As a result, several of the complete works seem to end in an anticlimactic sigh which in retrospect feels like a moving gesture of humility. Cotik also leaves the music almost completely unembellished, putting his faith in his command of phrasing, the variety he adds with the light, deft strokes of his Baroque bow and, above all, in the notes Bach wrote. His pure sound, perfect intonation and fast tempos mean that Bach's fiendishly difficult challenges become more exposed, yet he never misses a beat.



Media Music     CD   (Compact Disc)
Number of units × 2
Released September 11, 2020
EAN/UPC 0044747375526
Cat. no. CAV3755.2
Genre Solo
Dimensions 142 125 12 mm
Weight 103 g

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