, Jan. 2024

Recording: ****/****.
Performance: ****/****.
...we are treated to Cotik’s masterclass in Baroque performance technique and interpretation, we are given a chance to rehear these classic suites. The articulation and bowing adjustments build upon what he has done in previous releases and that lends a deeper air of authenticity to the sound. These are not the first transcriptions to violin, but it feels more like there have been decisions made to help with the way the lines work on the instrument at the heart of which is the shift of keys. The performances are convincing enough as well to engage the listener as one travels across the varied dance styles...many will still find much to admire here in both Cotik’s playing and in the reimagining of these classic works.