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March 2015
J S Bach (Gramophone)

...Shaham’s playing is so clean, clear and precise (and contained, within the cavernous shape of his 1699 Stradivari), and the thought behind everything he plays so unassailable, that to listen to it is to feel safe with music that its often manhandled, even if it is challenging to one’s perception of it.

Shaham does pull many of the phrases round to a risky degree but it never feels like the egomania of other performances (partly because there is no bending of the tuning) and this is an enormous relief... it is impossible to listen to it without having a positive artistic experience.

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Photo of the news
March 2015
J S Bach (Gramophone)

...Shaham’s playing is so clean, clear and precise (and contained, within the cavernous shape of his 1699 Stradivari), and the thought behind everything he plays so unassailable, that to listen to it is to feel safe with music that its often manhandled, even if it is challenging to one’s perception of it.

Shaham does pull many of the phrases round to a risky degree but it never feels like the egomania of other performances (partly because there is no bending of the tuning) and this is an enormous relief... it is impossible to listen to it without having a positive artistic experience.

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