"Adagio" BWV1001

by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Eva Miola

  • Artist

    Eva Miola

  • Title

    "Adagio" BWV1001

  • Year


Johann Sebastian Bach's famous book “Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin” opens with a great and striking, yet deep and meditative piece. A melancholy song crosses all the registers of the violin with a melodious improvisation, enriched by vertical chords that follow the rhythm of human emotions in a continuum of tension and relaxation. This piece, the result of a brilliant mind, presents different levels of reading and lends itself to countless interpretations, even conflicting ones. For me it is a spiritual song towards one's soul, it is a journey into the knowledge of one's suffering and towards consolation and leads to a connection with one's most intimate dimension. 

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