March 23, 2023

“Bach & Pärt” is selected as the Concerto Choice in BBC Music Magazine, April 2023 Issue

“Steinbacher shapes her phrases with a captivating inner glow.” 

Bach & Pärt performed by Arabella Steinbacher and Stuttgarter Kamerorchester, received an outstanding review in BBC Music Magazine, April 2023 Issue!

“Where Menuhin, Oistrakh and Szeryng (all outstanding exponents of the post-Romantic tradition) view the solo line as being of prime interest throughout, Steinbacher weaves in and out of Bach’s contrapuntal textures, occasionally reducing her tone to a radiant pianissimo to allow the orchestral lines through.

Steinbacher bookends the Bach concertos with Pärt’s Fratres (with strings and percussion) and Spiegel im Spiegel (with piano), in which she demonstrates the same hypnotic voicing of cantabile lines that makes her Bach so treasurable.

Review by Julian Haylock

Read the full review HERE.