Bach: Sonatas & Partitas, Vol. 1 Image
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  • Summary: The mandolin is used on the first of two releases of Johann Sebastian Bach's violin works written in 1720 by former bluegrass musician.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
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  1. Aug 19, 2013
    90
    This is an impressive job by a child-prodigy instrumentalist who has accomplished the very difficult task of continuing to challenge himself in productive ways as an adult.
  2. Aug 9, 2013
    89
    Bach: Sonatas and Partitas Volume 1 is beautifully played and uplifting to listen to from beginning to end.
  3. Aug 9, 2013
    80
    Whether the second volume expands on this achievement is unlikely, but Thile now must be considered--along with Bela Fleck--as one of the contemporary masters of the mandolin, exercising his powers across multiple genres.
  4. 80
    The dazzling deftness of his fingering in the Presto and Double Presto sections evokes a kind of giddy delirium and his feathery technique wrests the tenderest of emotions from the second Sonata's Andante.
  5. Aug 9, 2013
    70
    Even the most ardent of mandolin or Thile enthusiasts will find that taking involves a level of attentiveness far from casual. But for those willing to take the dive, this LP will prove to be a wonderfully defamiliarizing experience, both for the bluegrass and the art music fan.
  6. Oct 10, 2013
    70
    Thile is in a different class to the aspirational dabbling of contemporary music's most famous interpreter of Dowland, Sting. [Nov 2013, p.79]