By Ronni Reich/The Star-Ledger
December 18, 2012
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The Singing Rooms

Best of Classical 2012: A year of bold performances

Bach and Beyond Part 1
Jennifer Koh, violin (Cedille)

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.

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