10 feb. 2008

I was used to the Gidon Kremer recording of the Bach unaccompanied violin pieces. Well that is on my computer in Kansas and inaccessible to me. So I checked out the Perlman set from the library, put it on my lap-top.

And of course, I am finding the Perlman unlistenable. I don't know whether it's because I have them in my head already differently, or whether it's just that vibrato, that cloying tone. The fourth movement of the Partita One came up on my private radio station and it seemed way too fast. It seemed like he saw his task as one of getting through all the notes in order before supper. Or maybe he confused it with the cadenza of a 19th century concerto, as one of the amazon reviewers suggested.

And Bach's leading me back to Zukofsky, not suprisingly.

7 comentarios:

Mark Scroggins dijo...

Speaking of Z & JSB's unaccompanied, Paul Zukofsky has recently rereleased his own recordings of the sonatas & partitas -- www.musicalobservations.com.

Herb Levy dijo...

What he said, & Zukofsky's recordings are very interesting.

Jonathan dijo...

Wow. Good "interesting" or bad "interesting"? Or just interesting interesting.

Jacob Russell dijo...

I've a deep preference for Henryk Szering's performance of the unaccompanied violin pieces. Richly musical while maintaining a certain austerity and control, without which, it just isn't Bach.

Jonathan dijo...

That could be a financially hazardous website for me, Mark.

Andrew Shields dijo...

I have Ingrid Matthews doing those solo pieces, quite beautifully, as well as Maya Homburger doing some of them, just as beautifully.

Jordan dijo...

You know who has an opinion on this subject, is David.