Lots of musicians have ‘interpreted’ the music of Bach or tried to give Bach a fresh twist or new slant. Anyone have any favourite examples to suggest?
I’m looking for instrumental music only, no voices, and although it’s obviously subjective I’m interested in musical excellence, technical virtuosity and musicians taking on what seem like tough/impossible challenges.
I’m also looking for good ‘compare and contrast’ examples of the same piece tackled in widely divergent ways. For example, I’ve enjoyed listening to the E major Partita as interpreted by Wendy Carlos for synths, Jacques Loussier for jazz trio, Itzhak Perlman for solo violin and Julian Bream for solo guitar (which I wouldn’t even have thought was possible.)
Over to you!