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classic recordings which you can absolutely trust
on 7 February 2010
These well-known and much-praised Phillips recordings have been around for many years. Grumiaux plays with precision and accuracy - not everyone does in this music - and his approach is without eccentricity and absolutely convincing. It all seems very faithful to Bach's intentions, even if this is not a 'period' or 'authentic' performance. I think the best word to describe these performances is 'satisfying'. Grumiaux never loses focus, the sound he makes is most beautiful, he does not seem to step between the music and the listener, and the Phillips recording is clean and spacious. Just as many have done before, I would recommend this highly.