Bach - Nigel North - The Observer


26 August 2007
The Observer
Stephen Pritchard

Bach's complete works for solo cello and solo violin are transformed in Nigel North's luminous performances of these arrangements and transcriptions for lute. The natural sustain of this delicate instrument adds special emphasis to the counterpoint in these beautiful pieces, played with real intelligence and charm by today's foremost lutenist. The sweetness of his tone and the facility with which he approaches the most technically demanding of the partitas inspires admiration and respect in equal measure. An excellent opportunity to acquire this reissued landmark recording at budget price.
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