"I strongly recommend this recording even to purists...
June 20, 2016, 12:00 am
“CD Journal” website version: April 26, 2016
This is the recording of Bach’s solo violin sonata and partitas on the marimba and the vibraphone. They were recorded by the 11ch height-surround technique at the Kobe Shoin Women’s College Chapel. I was so wrong when I thought this must have been just a novelty recording. Based in the U.S., Makoto Nakura enjoys his worldwide career. He creates a wide range of timbres, skillful dynamics and flexible tempi which are realized by his astonishing technique. The music portrayed here is vivid and it relentlessly stimulates the listeners’ senses. I strongly recommend this recording even to the purists who treasure the period playing. Because Bach’s music provides such freedom when it is interpreted this way, the listeners can experience fresh discoveries and joys overflowing from his music. This hall is known for its superb acoustics. This recording recreates a rich and broad soundscape and you will be filled with enjoyment to hear the wonderful world of sound which was brought by the collaboration of the player and the engineer. (Norimichi Hasegawa)