quote:Originally posted by wine+art:quote:Originally posted by JAR:
I am listening to Nathan Milstein playing Bach's "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, IV. Giga"...
However, the 4th movement ended while I was typing; now Nathan Milstein is playing the amazing fifth movement "Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, V. Ciaccona"
IMO, Nathan Milstein is greatest performer of Bach's Partitas and Sonatas. Yes, he played them better (at least for my taste) than Henryk Szeryng, Itzhak Perlman, and Arthur Grumiaux...
I do not think anyone would argue the greatness of Milstein, or his interpretations of Bach's work.
He was brilliant well into his 80's.
On a side note, there have been more people posting recently from Houston (or near) the last few weeks. I'm in Houston every month. We need to schedule an off-line soon.
I'll be delighted to participate on an off-line with you and anyone that would be interested.
Since everyone that posts on Wine Spectator knows you, do you think you can get it going by posting the Houston Off-line on the “Off-Line Events” page?
I have never been part of an off-line because none of my friends are serious about wine.
As you can see on the link below, I have a very young cellar. If we do the off-line, I will need your advice on what I should bring to the off-line (Note: any of my bottles are fair game for the off-line)...