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Album: Bach, Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin – Pavlo Beznosiuk (Linn)

Borne on the breath of the bow, Bach's works for solo violin offer perhaps the most intimate connection to the composer. As Beznosiuk puts it, "the notion of interpretation seems irrelevant".

Yet the minutely stretched rhythms in this exquisitely recorded performance are unmistakably his. While the Partitas search for beauty, the Sonatas seem to search for meaning, and it is in the complex arguments of the C major and A minor Sonatas that Beznosiuk excels.