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Ibragimova Plays Bach

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Bach, Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin, A. Ibragimova
(Hyperion, 2009)
Charles T. Downey, Bringing out the best in Bach
Washington Post, March 10
Violinist Gidon Kremer once said that Bach’s solo violin sonatas and partitas were the “Bible of music.” Most violinists who record these six works too early in their careers end up recording them again after they have found their mature musical voices. This fact, however, didn’t deter Alina Ibragimova from making her Bach solo recording in her mid-20s. And the Russian-born violinist, now 29, played four of these six works during a substantial recital Sunday afternoon at the Phillips Collection.

Ibragimova’s finger pyrotechnics were most impressive as she turned in supersonic accounts of the Presto and Corrente movements... [Continue reading]
Alina Ibragimova, violin
Music by Bach
Phillips Collection

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