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Mr.Menuhin's death is, of course, a great
tragedy. He was a great and gifted musician. One thing though: his recordings on
the Bach sonatas and partitas ranked lowest in the worst performances i have
ever heard. He makes so many mistakes in these recordings, varies so much from a
"standard" performance, and generally struggles over the double-stops,
that it makes you wonder how, in the face of such incompetence, any critic could
regard these as "good" renditions and chastise someone such as GG for
his interpretations. No doubt Menuhin performed other composers with verve and
style; but hey, his Bach was rubbish.
Best wishes from the North-East UK.