Bach – Violin Partita No. 2 in D minor BWV 1004 – Sato

‘Sei solo’… you’re on your own? In the days before ‘AutoCorrect’, spelling was mainly a question of feeling, especially in another language.

But what if Bach deliberately did not write ‘Sei soli’ above his six violin solos? What if he wanted to warn his soloist before sending them out on stage armed only with a bow, four strings and a few of his most difficult pieces in his head?