.....CD Reviews.....


     J.S. Bach
      Violin Concertos  
Alina Ibragimova/Arcangelo


I've known these pieces ever since the landmark period instrument

Harnoncourt recording of the mid 70s.

This duo goes far beyond being stylistically informed — the amount

of forward motion coming from the harpsichordist is astounding,

and the expressiveness from the baroque violinist is marvelous.

This is the most compelling baroque chamber music recording

I own, and when I play it for my students (who mostly study

jazz and pop with me) their jaws just drop . . . I could only imagine

what Mr. Bezuidenhout could do with Bach's solo keyboard works!