Midori plays the Chaconne from Bach’s Partita no.2 in D minor, BWV 1004, at the Castle of Köthen, where Bach wrote the Sonatas and Partitas during the time he served as Kapellmeister (1717-1723).

Midori plays on the 1734 Guarneri ‘del Gesù’ ‘Huberman’.

Read The Strad’s 7 ways to play perfect chords and see how other great violinists tackled the same work:

James Ehnes

Arthur Grumiaux

Ida Haendel

Jascha Heifetz

Gidon Kremer

Nathan Milstein

Viktoria Mullova

Gil Shaham

Isaac Stern

Maxim Vengerov

Frank Peter Zimmermann