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Bach - Joshua Bell (violin); Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
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  1. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
  2. Concerto for violin, strings & continuo No. 2 in E major, BWV 1042
  3. Partita for solo violin No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004: Chaconne
  4. Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068: Air
  5. Partita for solo violin No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006: Gavotte en Rondeau

Reactions to this release may well depend on how listeners feel about violinist Joshua Bell's music-making in general. Bell is an heir to the violin idols of the early 20th century, and he grabs attention and doesn't let it go: his tone is startlingly brilliant, his execution flawless, his insights into the music generally well-worn ones. In the two Bach violin concertos that make up the bulk of this Sony release, that's what's here, and he is ideally partnered by the champions in the silvery-strings derby, the Academy of ...

Bach 2014, Sony Classical

UPC: 888430877924