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Rachel Podger — Partita #3 in Emaj, Prelude
Album: J.S.Bach/Sonatas & Partitas for Violin Solo (2001)
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Total ratings: 374

Released: 1703
Length: 3:29
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Real Sunday morning music... right on cue. Thanks 
Excuse me while I watch an egg poach. 
Ohhh for crying out loud!

Its Friday afternoon. Really? Baroque for a Friday afternoon?

We need some rnr!

How about Roll Over Beethoven?  
As a classically-trained musician and wannabe composer I revere JS Bach above all others.  For me, he represents the summit of Western Art, along with Leonardo da Vinci, Shakespeare and Tolstoy.  This is a beautiful, subtle and expressive performance - an easy and unarguable 10.

Bach also repurposed a lot of his own work - this piece owes a lot to his Sinfonia to Cantata BWV 29,  an arrangement by Saint-Saens of which is played here by the late Joel Hastings.
Very impressive performance from Ms. Podger. I was struck by how different it is to some of the other great performances of this piece. So I went and listened to Hahn's, Bell's, and Heifetz' renditions. It is shocking how different they all are and how each of these virtuosi pulls such contrasting parts of this same short piece. Having heard four masterful performances of the same music has opened up a greater understanding of the piece. I'll have to do this more often. Thanks Rebecca and Bill for introducing me to this violinist.
New Bach to me.
I love Bach and this is no exception.
I have always enjoyed RP's inclusion of classical in the mix. This is  lovely addition.
Really good performance. 
If it ain't Baroque, don't fix it...
Masterfully performed
Bingelli I hear you
Lately, I've been listening to a lot of Bach. I love this piece and how masterfully it's performed. I also like the Cello Concertos that Bach wrote. In his string pieces, I find that there is a beautiful flow that soothes the soul. 

This, of course, is entirely my own opinionated opinion.