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Bach: Violin Concertos in A major, D minor & A minor; Mutter, Accardo
Johann Sebastian Bach, Salvatore Accardo, English Chamber Orchestra
Bach: Violin Concertos in A major, D minor & A minor; Mutter, Accardo
Genre: Classical
 
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Excellent rendition by Anne-Shophie and Accardo.
Lincoln-63542 | Raleigh, NC USA | 06/10/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"But certainly too slow for me... The overall tone of the performance is one of sadness and melancholia, rather than joy and happiness. Papa Bach wrote these concertos to dance and light up, not to get an audience depressed, dormant or low keyed, and that's the way I see it.I've heard other performances (Yehudi Menuhin, Erick Friedman, Christian Ferras, etc.) with a lot more life put into the interpretation. But I would be unfair if I say this is not a good production and an outstanding rendition from the artists. It is an excellent one! The sound is terrific (though my first impression was that the batteries in my portable CD player were weakening). The English Chamber Orchestra behind them kept on the same plane as the performers, and its rendition is majestic. Mutter and Accardo, as soloists, did also a great job. They are rated among the best violinists in the Western World. But this is not the Mutter you've heard with Karajan when she was a teen. Here, as in her second recording of Vivaldi's Four Seasons, she is a more calmed, serene, ethereal fiedler. The good thing is that you hear more music and less pyrotechnical show off. If you don't care about their pace in this delivery or if you just want to close your eyes and relax and maybe succeed with your insomnia, this is a wonderful product to your ears and your soul. But if you are like I am, and you prefer to listen music with your eyes and your ears wide open, there are better choices for you."
Pensive, sweet, romantic
Prof. Horace Worblehat | Southwest Montana USA | 01/16/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"These are lovely recordings, not at all too slow for my taste. Mutter has a stunningly beautiful tone and touch, and Accardo is a sensitive partner. The readings are, I grant, romanticized; this is Bach of the heart, not the coolly rational, brainy Bach. But it works for me. When the world has been too much with you, when you're feeling 'buked and 'bused, listen and be comforted."
Aha...YES!
Ryan Kouroukis | Toronto, Ontario Canada | 02/22/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"After searching for the best stereo versions for a while I stumbled on this amazing Mutter disc! (I also felt I needed something to accompany my Menuhin and Enescu mono recording).

I find that Mutter brings great depth and humanity to these readings as well as mystery, beauty and power. She is amazing during this period of her career, more than now.

The sound quality is also quite amazing, capturing details and producing clairty in the huge intense moments. The ECO don't sound chamber like they sound like a real orchestra for once!

Accardo provides powerful accompaniments and joins her in the Double to great success!

-I don't know why this recording doesn't sit with other reviewers, but it's what I was looking for with these concertos, and it's what I got!

EXCELLENT!

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