Opinions on Ida Haendel's rendition of Bach Violin Sonata No. 2
Just curious, what are your thoughts of this version of Bach's Violin Sonata No. 2 Andante by Ida Haendel?
Is it just me, or is she articulating too aggressively?
Ida Haendel has been a soloist with orchestra for her entire life, so she has ingrained very assertive bowing so as to be heard in large halls above the orchestra. Here she is playing a very intimate piece in a chamber setting so indeed this *may* come over as too "aggressive", depending on what is your taste. But please keep in mind and take into account that she is 80 years old in that video! She is a living legend and deserves tremendous respect.
Age? I've seen lesser mortals get a bit "crunchy" at the heel of the bow.
Ms??? I would have imagined "Miss" would be more appropriate, but maybe you know more than I do.