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Jan 2015

The Boston Globe Shaham unleashed a full thespian arsenal on J.S. Bach's solo Partita in E major (BWV 1006): a swashbuckling Prelude; a Minuet delivered as a casual, conspiratorial aside; a magician's pause for effect after an ornamented flurry in the Gavotte. 

The Stad (Gil Shaham live at Wigmore Hall) The high moment was Shaham alone, in the Bach D minor Partita: his warmth, honeyed tone, and beautiful sense of line were balanced with intelligent articulation, and the Chaconne radiated an uplifting, cathartic humanity. Gil Shaham live at Wigmore Hall STRAD

Baltimore Sun It's hardly news that Shaham is an impeccable violinist, one capable of bringing out the mechanics and the majesty of Bach in equal measure. Still, it was great to be startled all over again by the brilliance of his playing, the penetrating power of his interpretations…Shaham produced a clear and beautifully focused tone, even in the busiest passages. Intonation, despite the hothouse environment, held firm. Above all, he offered remarkable subtleties of expression. 

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Photo of the news
Jan 2015

The Boston Globe Shaham unleashed a full thespian arsenal on J.S. Bach's solo Partita in E major (BWV 1006): a swashbuckling Prelude; a Minuet delivered as a casual, conspiratorial aside; a magician's pause for effect after an ornamented flurry in the Gavotte. 

The Stad (Gil Shaham live at Wigmore Hall) The high moment was Shaham alone, in the Bach D minor Partita: his warmth, honeyed tone, and beautiful sense of line were balanced with intelligent articulation, and the Chaconne radiated an uplifting, cathartic humanity. Gil Shaham live at Wigmore Hall STRAD

Baltimore Sun It's hardly news that Shaham is an impeccable violinist, one capable of bringing out the mechanics and the majesty of Bach in equal measure. Still, it was great to be startled all over again by the brilliance of his playing, the penetrating power of his interpretations…Shaham produced a clear and beautifully focused tone, even in the busiest passages. Intonation, despite the hothouse environment, held firm. Above all, he offered remarkable subtleties of expression. 

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