J.S.Bach – Sonata No. 1 in G-minor, BWV 1001 – Adagio and Fuga
Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921) – The Swan
J.S. BACH – Sei solo a violino senza basso accompagnato – Volume I
… As I was preparing to record the pieces I played a baroque violin with a baroque bow in order to better feel the performing manner of that époque. The baroque performers pay special attention to the right hand and the bow articulation as ensuring the diversity of the stroke technique and choosing the part of the bow that is suitable for playing this or that original stroke are particularly important. As for the romantic school, the left hand plays more important role. The vibrato becomes one of the main expressive means. The modernized, more sonorous violin is used. In my interpretation of Bach music I tried to combine these two styles: the stroke technique and the attention paid to the urtext of the baroque composers as well as various romantic colorations of the sound.
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