Delicious Chromaticism Makes For Hugely Enjoyable Works. Prize-winning Bach specialist John Butt O.B.E. and distinguished violinist Lucy Russell deliver a personal and historically informed performance on ‘J.S. Bach: Sonatas for violin and harpsichord’.
The interpretations benefit from John and Lucy’s combined cumulative experience gained over a lifetime of study, together with an evident rapport honed during their work with Dunedin Consort.
Lucy’s performance explores the colours and emotions present in the music as well as highlighting Bach’s good humour and quirkiness. The duo relish the energetic dialogue and astonishingly diverse moods and characters present in Bach’s music: from the supremely expressive violin ‘voice’ at the opening of the first sonata to the playful rhythmic tricks in the last movement of Sonata No. 4.