Preparing a Performance

Bach's solo violin music - essentials for performance, enjoyment, inspiration

NMM 4548. Violin by Jacob Stainer, Absam, 1668. Violin front, close up of front, top | Board of Trustees, 1989 | National Music Museum | The University of South Dakota | Byron Pillow, Photographer

‘Be Your Own Editor’ video:

An essential task for anyone preparing a performance of the Sonatas and Partitas is to confront the questions raised by the main sources, including issues of articulations and, in some cases, even what the right notes might be. In this video, John Holloway investigates these and related fundamental questions, and offers valuable answers and guidance.