Bach, Paganini

"The violinist looks at the script. He has his own ghosts in the room with him, and they surely include Ysaÿe alongside Bach and Paganini. He lifts his bow. He acts."

Today in the mail: A wonderful recording of Eugène Ysaÿe's 6 Sonates pour violon solo, played by Thomas Zehetmair. Paul Griffith's review in the booklet makes this album worth buying, even if you already had the music.
"The violinist has to cultivate his own aloneness, shut out (or digest) all the advice and warnings, in order to pursue his dialogue with the text, performing not as if in the twentieth century, the eighteenth or the twenty-first but in that never-now where music takes place. Hear him."

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