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May 2015
J S Bach (Fono Forum)

'Here is a unique take on the world of Bach. It’s Shaham’s choice of tempi that make the music appear in a whole new light: Shaham plays many of the movements faster than they are usually performed – in this way their structures and relationships become clearer, more convincing and easier to comprehend. The fugues streamlined and executed with the utmost lightness, sound arresting on first listen, but rarely have they been heard with such weightlessness. Almost casually, this Bach recording displays Shaham’s phenomenal violin technique, without which such an effortless realisation of the score would not be possible.'   

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May 2015
J S Bach (Fono Forum)

'Here is a unique take on the world of Bach. It’s Shaham’s choice of tempi that make the music appear in a whole new light: Shaham plays many of the movements faster than they are usually performed – in this way their structures and relationships become clearer, more convincing and easier to comprehend. The fugues streamlined and executed with the utmost lightness, sound arresting on first listen, but rarely have they been heard with such weightlessness. Almost casually, this Bach recording displays Shaham’s phenomenal violin technique, without which such an effortless realisation of the score would not be possible.'   

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