Bach2 The Future
Works by Sutton, Beamish, Davies, JS Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius
Fenella Humphreys (violin)
Champs Hill Records CHRCD118
Reviewed January 2017
This gutsy and exhilarating disc completes violinist Fenella Humphreys’s laudable project to commission and record six companion pieces to Bach’s Partitas. Featuring splendid new compositions by Sally Beamish, Peter Maxwell Davies and Adrian Sutton alongside works by Bach, Ysaÿe, Stravinsky and Sibelius, the disc is performed with great precision and verve.
Audio clip: Ritorno from Sutton's Arpeggiare Variations