On playing Bach… By listening to Bach first thing in the morning I’m very likely to start the day in good spirits; the clarity of the music both having an invigorating and calming effect on me. Every note and expression has its rightful place and nothing ever seems too elaborate or deprived of something or too intense. The music flows with a confidence that balances our intellectual, emotional and spiritual interests. PLAYING Bach – especially his solo violin music – intensifies this experience. I now have the chance to get to know the music from inside itself. I have to be prepared to immerse myself in the language of it, understand its complexity, search for the meaning in every phrase….and finally come out the other end with something clear and beautiful…a recipe which works well for me and which developed during the past years of playing and practising these masterworks…..Download booklet
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