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Keith Jarrett again displays formidable classical chops in this rendering of the three Bach viola da gamba sonatas with violist Kim Kashkashian, but secure technique alone doesn't pull off a fully satisfying performance. His playing seems heavy-handed, a bit blurred in texture, and colorless here, with little of the rhythmic drive that you might expect from this musician, given his extensive jazz experiences. Rather, it is Kashkashian, using what one gathers is a modern viola, who shines the most brightly in this cycle, supplying the missing drive, lilt, and animation. Check out the lively Brandenburg Concerto-like vivace in the "G Minor Sonata" for a prime sample of her work. ~ Richard S. Ginell, Rovi


Born: 31 August 1952 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Classical

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Born in Detroit of Armenian descent, chamber musician and viola soloist Kim Kashkashian has been featured on over 30 albums, and her repertoire, which ranges from Bach to pieces by contemporary composers, constantly explores the versatility and emotional range of her instrument. She has done interpretations of many classical composers, including Britten, Penderecki, Hindemith, Shostakovich, Schumann, Brahms, and Bartók, among others, while recording for the DGG, Sony, and ECM labels. Kashkashian...
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Bach: 3 Sonaten Für Viola Da Gamba Und Cembalo, Kim Kashkashian
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  • 6,99 €
  • Genres: Classical, Music
  • Released: Sep 1991

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