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Igor Stravinsky
Johann Sebastian Bach


Leonidas Kavakos violin
Péter Nagy piano
 
Duo concertant for violin and piano

Partita No. 1 in B minor for violin solo, BWV 1002

Suite Italienne for violin and piano

Sonata No. 1 in G minor for violin solo, BWV 1001

Recorded October 2002
ECM New Series 1855
 
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Leonidas Kavakos performs Bach’s Partita No 1 in B Minor and Sonata No 1 in G Minor for violin solo and, with Péter Nagy at the piano, plays Stravinsky’s Duo concertant and Suite Italienne. The results, in both cases, are breathtaking, and bear out the judgement of the world’s press on Kavakos’s recent ECM recording (also with Nagy), which combined music of Ravel and Enescu.
“Kavakos makes the music howl, shriek, weep or croon, infuses it with humour or passion, takes risks. And he is well on his way to becoming the most famous Greek in the classical world since Callas and Mitropoulos” - The Independent; “Greek virtuoso Leonidas Kavakos transforms his instrument into more than just a violin. Together with Péter Nagy, he creates entire universes of atmosphere that most others don’t even imagine.“ - Classic FM Magazine