Nic wrote:I know a few of these from wandering around Youtube, and really don't know enough about each to make a judgement. I picked Hilary Hahn, only because this performance of a Bach chaconne made me fall in love with Bach for the first time. I don't care that she plays it like it's Brahms, it gets me every time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uCdKH_zHVs
Not to go overkill on the links, but this Menuhin-Oistrakh performance of the Bach double violin concerto is too beautiful to pass:
Thanks for the link but I have to say that I disagree that the Bach concerto sounds like it's played in the style of Brahms. The style is highly reminiscent of her first album which featured two pieces by Bach.
You mean the chaconne? It may be reminiscent of her first album (which I haven't heard), but I think she creates a much more Romantic sound than a typically 'Baroque' performance. The sustained intensity, the vibrato... I have no problem with it and I think she's sensitive to Bach's writing, which is the main thing.
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