This album features Timo Korhonen with the Partitas for Solo Violin by J.S. Bach, and his own arrangement for modern guitar. This recording follows on the success of the Bach Sonatas for Solo Violin (OD 1128).
While many guitarists carry single movements in their repertoire, such as the famous Ciaccona from Partita No. 2, Timo Korhonen’s acclaimed project herewith covers the complete Sonatas and Partitas for Solo Violin. Timo Korhonen’s transcriptions remain very faithful to the original violin score, as he states in the liner notes: "My aim was to execute the musical content, as if Bach had actually written it for six-string guitar back in 1720."
Timo Korhonen is a real insiders’ tip with a loyal fan base at major festivals and concert venues around the globe. His imaginative and innovative performances of contemporary and less known works continue to create much excitement. Concerto appearances feature him along with conductors such as Esa-Pekka Salonen, Jukka-Pekka Saraste and Sakari Oramo. His acclaimed recordings for Ondine include Leo Brouwer’s ’Helsinki Concerto,’ dedicated to him by the composer, which won a Cannes Classical Award in 2003 (OD 979)
"Timo Korhonen ... gives fascinating interpretations of these bottomless works."
Simon Thomson - MusicWeb-International - September 2010
Artistic Quality 8 Sound Quality 9 Overall Impression 8
Michael B. Weiß - klassik-heute.com - 6 November 2010
"Korhonen’s phrasing and articulation are intelligent and musical, and the execution is clean and crisp."
William Yeoman - Gramophone - October 2010