Re: Bach, the Viola, the Suites and sonatas/partitas
- We at The Strad tried to obtain permission to rerelease Lillian Fuchs' Bach
on CD a couple of years ago. Sadly, we couldn't get any response from the
record company at all - maybe they simply have bigger fish to fry.
>> I hope that Lillianemail thestrad@...
>> Fuchs's 3 superb recordings will be reissued one day on CDs. They were
>> the first recordings on viola that appeared and they are, still, in my
>> opinion, musically and technically superb. Miss Fuchs does a wonderful
>> job on the difficult 6th suite, and uses just four strings!
>I couldn't agree more......is there anything that we violists could do to put
>pressure on the "powers-that-be" to reissue these amazing recordings in the
>near future? Any ideas....?
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- Wow! I can't remember where I read that story, but yes his best bow on his current Italian viola is a brazilwood bow quite by fortuitous circumstances that he discover it and it is his best bow. I have a violin brazilwood bow that I use on my fiddle that is the best tonally and handling wise compared to my 2 other top pernambucos costing $1000s! Goes to prove one must "audition" the bow, regardless to whether is made with a wood or a synthetic. The "proof is in the puddling" in regards toperformance with ones particular instrument. Edmond Yee, Toronto Canada.
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