Bach Motets and Cello Suites – 5* review

‘For some Bach is an acquired taste. For others he is a composer who satisfies on every level, as Ex Cathedra demonstrated so stunningly in the opening concert of last weekend’s Bach mini-festival… The performances, marked throughout by elegant phrasing, superbly clear contrapuntal lines and sensitively proportioned dynamics gave these emotionally charged, life-affirming works an extra dimension of personal communication… Framed by these devotional works were two Cello Suites, played by Andrew Skidmore. Often quite ruminative, and displaying no overt glitz, these understated and somewhat contemplative readings provided a wonderful complement to the motets. (The Birmingham Post) Read the rest of the review…

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