|JS Bach||Sonata No. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003|
|Cello Suite No. 3 in C, BWV 1009 (Transposed into G Major for violin)|
|Partita No. 2 D minor, BWV 1004|
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Doyenne of the baroque violin, Rachel Podger opens our annual Bach Weekend with a sparkling recital for solo violin. She combines two of the composer’s most famous solo works, the poignant Sonata in A minor and the monumental D minor Partita, with his life-affirming third suite for cello. Her recent recording of the solo cello suites challenged convention but was greeted with general acclaim, described in BBC Music Magazine as ‘A spellbinding set that is arguably Podger’s finest recorded achievement to date.’
‘Podger’s Bach has always been special: this is indispensable.’ The Times