Friday, October 9, 2009

Christian Tetzlaff plays Bach at Symphony Center

Posted By on 10.09.09 at 03:23 PM

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff performs Bach's complete sonatas and partitas for solo violin on Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall (220 S. Michigan). The cheap seats are sold out, but there are others left.

From the New York Times Essential Library of Classical Music, on his 1993 recording: "Tetzlaff was just twenty-seven when he recorded this set, yet technically and interpretively the performance is breathtaking. He displays an exquisitely focused sound, seemingly limitless agility that puts his preference for brisk tempos well within his grasp, and a truly surprising ability to avoid many of the compromises that violinists naturally make in these contrapuntal works."

After the jump, Tetzlaff discusses the works; via Chicago Classical Music, where Larry Johnson highly recommends Indiana native Kazem Abdullah conducting the Orquestra de SÃo Paulo, which is also a Critic's Choice in the Reader.

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