Salvatore Accardo masters the technical and sonic demands of J.S.Bach's sonatas and partitas for violin solo.
There could not be any greater challenge for a violinst than to master JS Bach's sonatas and partitas for violin solo. Unequalled even today, they mean either a stumbling block or the violinists's Olympus, depending on the interpreter's skills. But it is not only the enormous technical difficulties that make Bach's solo works a challenge par excellence. Of course, you also have to master the countless double stops, runs, arpeggios and chords. But it is the interpretation that is the greatest challenge.
Salvatore Accardo masters the technical and sonic demands, and his two instruments - the Stradivari Hart ex Francescatti 1727 and his Maggini from 1620, match the acoustic of the small church and the spirit perfectly.