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Bach for a buck!
on 23 March 2006
This CD must represent the best value for money of any item in the Amazon catalogue: four Bach concerti at less than a pound a piece! Not only that, but what you have here is the English Chamber Orchestra playing Bach AND they're being conducted by Daniel Barenboim. If that isn't enough for you, the soloist is Itzhak Perlman. That's right, for less than pound a piece! (for those of you outside the sterling zone, that's a tad over one dollar/one euro each)
Assuming you're still reading this, rather than adding the CD to your shopping basket I could add, in a nonchalant yet triumphal manner, that the jewel in the crown comes at the end when Pinchas Zuckerman joins in for the Concerto in D for Violin and Strings (the “Double Violin”), one of my very favourite pieces of music. So, for less than a pound a piece, you have a great composer's great work, a great orchestra under their greatest conductor and two of the 20th Century's greatest violinists who invariably make a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. So that's great - why aren't you clicking on the shopping basket?