Masterclass: Ida Haendel on Bach’s Chaconne in D minor

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To mark the 120th anniversary of The Strad, the great virtuoso Ida Haendel draws on a lifetime of playing to explore what is for many the pinnacle of the solo violin repertoire. From the May 2010 issue.

The Chaconne may be one of the greatest masterpieces evercomposed, although we can’t really say that because we can’t compare one piece with another. But it’s close to expressing everything about life: the tragedy, the sadness, the melancholy, the mystery…

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