By Ronni Reich/The Star-Ledger
December 18, 2012
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Best of Classical 2012: A year of bold performances
Bach and Beyond, Part 1; Jennifer Koh, violin (Cedille)

Jennifer Koh's Bach & Beyond Part 1

Violinist Jennifer Koh dives wholeheartedly into music by Bach with decisive articulation and a full, focused, brilliant tone. Her forward-driving performance of the Ciaccona from the Partita No. 2 is distinctively, intriguingly unsentimental. She also provides a compelling window into the composer’s legacy with performances directly linked to his music by Eugène Ysaÿe, Missy Mazzoli and Kaija Saariaho. She brings intelligence and nuance to each distinctive style and sounds effortless through all technical obstacles.

Bach & Beyond Part 1 is available both for digital download on iTunes and on CD

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