ECM Records has this week announced the release of Armenian-American viola virtuoso Kim Kashkashian‘s new album: J.S. Bach Six Suites for Viola Solo.
The disc features J.S. Bach's cornerstone 6 Solo Cello Suites - transcribed for solo viola.
"The Bach cello suites have been a life long partner and teacher ... every day, we learn anew from our relationship to this music ..." Kim has told The Violin Channel.
"This music is most pure and powerful in its architecture, structure, emotional and intellectual content ... it is a miracle," she has said.
"If a listener can hear this beauty and be internally moved or changed ... comforted, inspired with courage, finding peace and joy ... I think that is every performer’s hope!"
J. S. Bach Six Suites for Solo Viola
Kim Kashkashian, Viola
Release Date: October 12, 2018
Label: ECM Records