, March 2020

For the Record, Op. 113: Tomás Cotik's Solo Bach; Philippe Quint with Utah Symphony Welcome to 'For the Record,''s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening!  Argentinian violinist Tomás Cotik follows his popular recordings of works by Astor Piazzolla with this album of the complete Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin by J.S. Bach. 'A unique and distinctive aspect of my interpretation was to record the album with a Baroque bow while still using a 'modern violin' at modern standard pitch. I find the Baroque bow to naturally help in interpreting the music, allowing for a light and resonant sound, quicker, more flowing tempi, and lively articulations. This helps bring to light the transparent textures, develop the expressive potential, and ultimately attain the desired affect of the music. And yet, as important as it is, the choice of bow was only one of the many facets and layers in my interpretation of this incredible opus. A lifetime of attention, research, and appreciation has been condensed into my actual recording, and I do hope it will speak for itself.' Laurie Niles READ MORE